Sen. Patrick J. Toomey wins 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race

Republican Patrick J. Toomey has beaten Katie McGinty, a Democrat, in the race for the Pennsylvania Senate seat currently held by Toomey.

Republicans kept control of Senate majority, fending off what was thought to be a strong takeover bid by Democrats.

So far, 33 Senate races have been decided, with Republicans winning 21 and Democrats winning 12. Going into Tuesday, Republicans held a majority in the Senate, with 54 seats vs. 44 for the Democrats. Two Independents in the Senate both caucus with the Democrats.

Toomey has worked to separate himself from Donald Trump, courting moderate voters. The first-term senator has moved away from his image as a conservative purist, co-authoring gun-control legislation backed by Democrats.

McGinty, a relative newcomer to elective politics, was a top environmental adviser to Bill Clinton’s White House. Most recently, she served as chief of staff to Gov. Tom Wolf in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania voted for Republican businessman Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election.

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From staff and wire reports, powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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