Tester takes Montana, and North Dakota remains too close to call
Dean Heller (NV-R)
In the wee hours of the night, long after the presidential race had been called and everyone had gone home, three senate races dragged on, undecided, in Nevada, Montana, and North Dakota.
By early morning Wednesday, Nevada was finally called for Sen. Dean Heller, the Republican incumbent, who beat back a challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley to hold onto his seat.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, Montana was called for Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who will return to the Senate to serve his second term. He beat Republican Denny Rehberg, Montana’s lone congressman. The win gave Democrats their 54th vote in the Senate, counting the two independents — Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats, and Maine’s Angus King, who is expected to do so.
SNIP: THIS is what lost to Dean Heller