AP has called it…
Jeff Merkley has unseated Republican Incumbent Gordon Smith. 82% of precincts have been counted in the Beaver State.
This victory puts the Democrats in control of 56 votes in the Senate, which means they'll still need four Republican votes to crossover to drum out Senate felon Ted Stevens (R-Attica), should he win.
Stevens still has a slight lead in the 220,000 ballots cast, which is about one voter from every buck in he received in housing renovations.
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