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Trump calls for ‘a humiliating rebuke’ of Democrats to close campaign

Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at the rally in Ohio on Monday night. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

Heading into Election Day, Democrats and Republicans are locked in a fierce fight for control of the Senate, with a handful of races that could tip control of the chamber. Former president Donald Trump, in one key battleground state Monday night, urged voters to back J.D. Vance in his tight race in Ohio against Rep. Tim Ryan (D). “If you want to save your rights and liberties, you have to start by dealing a humiliating rebuke to the radical left in this election,” Trump said. At least one Trump ally, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), urged Trump to announce a 2024 White House bid while campaigning in Ohio. While the now-evenly divided Senate remains in play, Republicans are heavily favored to win the House in Tuesday’s elections.

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The 2022 Midterm Elections

Georgia runoff election: Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) won re-election in the Georgia Senate runoff, defeating Republican challenger Herschel Walker and giving Democrats a 51st seat in the Senate for the 118th Congress. Get live updates here and runoff results by county.

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

What the results mean for 2024: A Republican Party red wave seems to be a ripple after Republicans fell short in the Senate and narrowly won control in the House. Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign shortly after the midterms. Here are the top 10 2024 presidential candidates for the Republicans and Democrats.