Sen. Mike Lee wins 2016 Utah Senate race

Republican Mike Lee has beaten Misty Snow, a Democrat, in the race for the Utah Senate seat currently held by Lee.

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.

Lee is a longtime Trump critic, despite being put on the GOP presidential nominee's list of possible Supreme Court nominees. The first-term senator clerked for Samuel A. Alito Jr. when he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and then again after Alito's elevation to the Supreme Court. The 45-year-old was also an assistant U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City and general counsel for then-Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. before running for office himself.

Utah 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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