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.

Watched by his son Henry, Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey delivers his concession speech at the Nebraska Democratic Party's election night gathering, in La Vista, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Kerrey lost his election bid to Republican Deb Fischer. Rear left is retiring Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Watched by his son Henry, Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey delivers his concession speech at the Nebraska Democratic Party's election night gathering, in La Vista, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Kerrey lost his election bid to Republican Deb Fischer. Rear left is retiring Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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