GOP Sen. Pat Roberts won a fourth term in the Senate on Tuesday, pulling out a win in what proved to be an unusually tough race for the Republicans in the GOP-dominated midterm election.
After a close, roller-coaster campaign, the 78-year-old incumbent defeated businessman and independent candidate Greg Orman handily.
With votes still pouring in, he celebrated at a Republican watch party, declaring, "No, we weren't dragged across the finish line. We crossed the finish line and we took the hill!”
News of Roberts’ victory came just as Republicans officially seized control of the Senate, snagging seats in North Carolina, Georgia and other key states. The...