Republicans fail to gain Senate

Republicans fell short of winning control of the Senate after self-inflicted gaffes by candidates in some of the GOP’s most promising races.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, hugs a member of his campaign staff after he was declared the projected winner in his senate race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, hugs a member of his campaign staff after he was declared the projected winner in his senate race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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