Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
Following up on an earlier item, the two unresolved U.S. Senate races have been called, both in Democrats' favor.
This was true in Montana...
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester prevailed Wednesday in a tight re-election battle, beating back nearly two years of attacks for his support of some Obama administration policies to hand Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg his first election loss since 1996. [...]
"I have been waiting a long time to say this. It is over," Tester told supporters early Wednesday.
...and in North Dakota.
Republican Rick Berg concedes US Senate race in North Dakota to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.
Heitkamp's red-state victory is especially impressive, given that it came on the same day as North Dakota voters supported Mitt Romney by 20 points, and supported a Republican governor by 29 points. The former state attorney general proved to be one of 2012's most impressive candidates.
Meanwhile, National Journal reports that Maine's Sen.-elect, Angus King (I), appears "likely to announce within weeks that he will caucus will Senate Democrats," which has been widely expected. If accurate, King would be the 55th member of the Senate Democratic caucus and give the party a net gain of two seats in this campaign cycle.
Finally, consider this jaw-dropper: in a year that was supposed to be awful for Senate Dems, zero Democratic incumbents lost this year. Literally, none.