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Key races offer early clues about a ‘blue wave’

Polls have closed in more than two dozen states voting in Tuesday’s crucial midterm election, including Georgia and Florida, where two high-profile governor’s races remain too early to call, according to an NBC News projection.

With Democrats hoping for a “blue wave” to rebuke President Donald Trump, most Senate races remain too early to call, while preliminary results in the battle for the House have brought good, but not exceptional, news for the out-of-power party.

Democrats have so far picked up two Republican-held House seats that Hillary Clinton won in 2016, while losing another in a Central Virginia district that Trump won where a win could have signaled not just a wave, but a tsunami.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., easily fended off a challenge from Republican Corey Stewart, who defended Confederate monuments and said his opponent “hates America,” NBC News projected. While Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, apeares headed for a comfortable reelection in a state Trump won. Ohio’s competitive governor race, however, is too close to call.

Meanwhile, in Indiana, where Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly is trying to hold on to his seat, about half the vote has been counted but the race is too close to call, according to NBC News.

Polls have also closed in Florida, where Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is trying to fend off a challenge from outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Scott, and where Democrat Andrew Gillum is hoping become the state’s first black governor in his battle against former Rep. Ron DeSantis. Read more

Read also: Polls close in nine states: Too early to call key Indiana, West Virginia Senate races

Key races offer early clues about a ‘blue wave’

Key races offer early clues about a ‘blue wave’

Key races offer early clues about a ‘blue wave’