Republicans will retain Senate majority

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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (C) joins Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) and other members of the Republican leadership to make comments on military authorization legislation to reporters after the weekly Senate Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo  - RTX2SNAC

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (C) joins Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) and other members of the Republican leadership to make comments on military authorization legislation to reporters after the weekly Senate Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo – RTX2SNAC

Republicans will retain their Senate majority as GOP incumbents hang onto key seats in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Indiana and Florida.

Four states remain to be decided. In Alaska, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is favored to win a new term, while races in Missouri and New Hampshire were too close to call early Wednesday. A race in Louisiana is headed for a runoff next month, where the Republican is favored.

Republicans were defending a slim 54-46 majority.

Democrats grabbed a Republican-held seat in Illinois, but the outcome in Wisconsin was a surprise as both parties had expected it to flip for the Democrats.

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