Special to First Read from Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report
As the clock strikes midnight, where does the Senate stand now? Well, it's tied. Each party has 48 seats. There are four seats yet to be decided: Missouri, Montana, Tennessee and Virginia.
Let's put aside Montana for a minute -- there isn't enough of the vote in to call this race. It's the remaining three that are most interesting. Several weeks ago, Republican strategists began talking about Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia as their firewall; three seats that could protect their majority as long as they can hold two of the three. Right now, all three are too close to call and it appears that we may not know the outcome any time soon.