WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is returning to the Senate for another six years. The four-term Republican, his party’s presidential candidate two years ago, defeated Democrat Rodney Glassman in Arizona.
Five-term Iowa Republican Charles Grassley also gets another term, defeating Democrat Roxanne Conlin.
And Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana has won re-election despite a prostitution scandal. He’d been linked by phone records in 2007 to a Washington prostitution ring.
Republican tea party favorites Marco Rubio in Florida and Rand Paul in Kentucky are savoring their wins in Senate races. Rubio told supporters that the results are a “second chance” for Republicans to “be what they said they were going to be.”
Paul, meanwhile, told a celebrating crowd: “We’ve come to take our government back.”