Election 2000

Chronicle Election Coverage

Senate Results

Ain't no mandate for either side in the Senate, which right now stands at 50-49 for the Rs. It might be weeks before the one undecided race is called -- Washington GOP incumbent Slade Gorton leads former House member and RealNetworks millionaire Maria Cantwell by less than 4,000 votes, with hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots left to count. Elsewhere, the GOP lost five seats, including four incumbents, compared to the Democrats' two, including one incumbent. And yes, the dead man won in Missouri. Outlook: If Gore takes the White House, the Dems lose another seat, as Connecticut's GOP governor appoints Joe Lieberman's replacement. But the Ds may make that back up, speaking of dead men. Strom Thurmond is 97 and ailing, and Jesse Helms is 79 and ailing, and both Carolinas have Democratic governors.






Slade Gorton*

Maria Cantwell

Too close to call


William Roth*

Tom Carper

D pickup


Bill McCollum

Bill Nelson

D pickup


Spencer Abraham*

Debbie Stabenow

D pickup


Rod Grams*

Mark Dayton

D pickup


John Ashcroft*

Mel Carnahan

D pickup


John Ensign

Ed Bernstein

R pickup


George Allen

Chuck Robb*

R pickup

Winners in bold type; * indicates incumbent

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