Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has defeated Sen. Cory Gardner (R), the first Democrat to unseat a Republican incumbent, Fox News and Decision Desk project. Hickenlooper ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019, and Gardner was seen as among the most vulnerable Senate Republicans.
In Texas, Republicans held on to a contested Senate seat, with Sen. John Cornyn (R) fending off a challenge from Democrat MJ Hegar, according to NBC News and ABC News. To win control of the Senate, Democrats need to pick up three or four seats.
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