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your vote. this morning, your voice, your vote. devastation for the democrats. >> we are heading to washington. and we are going to make them squeal. >> major gop victories create a change overnight on the political map. >> they're hungry for new leadership. they want a reason to be hopeful. >> a republican wave putting democrats in the backseat on capitol hill. >> i know that you are disappointed. and being disappointed is okay. but being discouraged is not. >> this morning, washington and president obama waking up to a
clear sign of voter discontent. >> you kind of get jaded after a while. >> me it doesn't matter anymore. >> plus another theme unfolding right now, ladies night. republican women making history and sweeping victories in key races. >> for the first time, in the history of west virginia, we are sending a woman to the united states senate. >> a state sending its first female senator to washington. and another candidate becoming the youngest woman ever elected to congress. complete coverage starting now on the decisive victories, the big surprises and the angry electorate. good wednesday morning, i'm t.j. holmes.
>> i'm reena ninan. we begin with the republican party taking the top prize in the midterm election, control of the senate. >> huge night for the gop, picking up the six states they needed in the senate race and then some. abc's tahman bradley has the new political landscape in washington. >> reporter: it was a blowout. a victory by a couple of touchdowns. riding an anti-obama wave, republicans seized control of the senate and tightened their grip on the house. >> friends, this experiment in big government has lasted long enough. it's time to go in a new direction. >> reporter: as expected, the gop picked up senate seats in arkansas, south dakota and west virginia. but they also won hard-fought races in north carolina, colorado and iowa. iowa was a real zing to president obama, it was the state that launched his national career. >> there are a lot of disappointed people tonight, including me. >> republicans also dominated in governor's. not only winning close races in michigan, florida and wisconsin, they knocked off the democratic
governor from president obama's home state of illinois. and dug into deep blue states, capturing the governor's mansions in massachusetts and maryland. >> wow. what a historic night in maryland. >> this turned out to be a national election, a national wave. senators, governors, house members. this was anti-democrat across the board. >> reporter: after the bruising defeat, president obama must now forge a new path forward, working with republicans. president obama has invited the republican and democratic congressional leaders over to the white house on friday to talk about where they go from here. t.j., reena. >> tahman, what's the fallout politically? what does this mean for president obama's agenda over his final two years? >> reporter: well, all of the leaders here are talking about finding areas where they can find common ground. mitch mcconnell mentioned tax reform and maybe doing business on trade agreement. but he has to keep the tea party leaders in check. ted cruz has brought up the fact that he would push for
possibly investigating the obama administration. mitch mcconnell has ruled that out. president obama has also talked about maybe going it alone on immigration. trying to do that by executive order. but the bottom line here in washington is anything that president obama wants to get, any legislation he hopes for for the remainder of his term, he will need republicans to sign off. >> tahman bradley for us live in washington, thank you so much. and joining us here at the desk with her take on the election results is abc's deputy political director. >> shushannah walshe. thank you so much. it was a shock of the night, a race nobody was talking about. >> it really was not on our radar, the virginia senate race. right now, still too close to call. but mark warner, the incumbent democrat, he was supposed to take this easily. but right now, no call. >> big night for female candidates, wasn't it? who are the big stars? >> absolutely. historic. in west virginia, shelly capito, the first woman to got to the senate from that state. and the new york house race. stefanik, only 30 years old, the
youngest woman ever in the house. >> and what can we tell from tonight, anti-democrat, anti-incumbent or just an angry electora electorate? >> absolutely an angry electorate and absolutely a sour mood. in the exit polls, 65% of american voters say the country is on the wrong track. >> shushannah walshe ending a long night, a long morning. >> absolutely. >> go to bed. thanks so much. now to a race that got a lot of attention because of name recognition. jason carter, the last name familiar. grandson of former president jimmy carter. he failed in his attempt to become governor of georgia. nathan deal managed to hold on to a commanding lead and secured a second term. >> recreational pot use by adults in oregon and washington, d.c. washington, d.c. could be overturned by congress which controls the district. a similar measure is expected to pass in alaska. voters in florida rejected the medicinal use of marijuana. and another woman making history in utah. the first ever black female to congress.
a former mayor, mia love, will become the representative from the state's fourth district. love is also a mormon and a first-generation hatian-american. and the man seen threatening this reporter has been re-elected to a third term. michael grime faces a federal indictment for tax evasion. he beat his democratic opponent by a sizable margin. he was helped by the loyalty of his conservative base and the fact that his challenger ran a bumbling campaign. stay us with for the latest election results. much more, and live team coverage coming your way on "good morning america." another developing story this morning, most of the state of texas is under a flood watch warning. officials in austin are readying the emergency operations center and monitoring the radar. tropical storm vance is still packing a punch. tracking northeast toward mexico. and the lonestar state. it's dumped up to a foot of rain. accuweather's jim dickey has the latest. jim, good morning. >> good morning.
heavy rains continues in particular across texas. heading throughout the morning, from the dallas area to center to houston. on to san antonio. watch out for flooding. this tapping into moisture from vance which is moving into mexico here today. into thursday, then, this rain heads towards the east coast. watch the i-95 corridor, soaking rain spreading north from new york city to new england into the overnight hours. back to you. still ahead, get your tickets out, someone just won $300 million. also this morning, an update on a story we have been telling you about. police now releasing new details in the chilling kidnapping case caught on camera. why police want to talk to this man spotted some 70 miles away from the crime. and the truth behind the fire ball this morning. what we know what was streaking what we saw across the sky.
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recapping the big election headline this morning, the republicans have prevailed. seizing control of the senate, dealing a punishing blow to democrats and president obama. new this morning, severe tush lebs so -- turbulence so bad on board a u.s.-pound air france jet it was forced to return to paris. the a-380 superjumbo jet was headed to new york when it encountered severe weather after takeoff. four crew members had concussions. no passengers were hurt. ringling brothers being fined $7,000 for an accident in may that hurt eight acrobats. they were attached -- you might
remember this video, even. they were attached by their hair to a chandelier. they were suspended in the air when that happened. it came crashing down. most of the women were severely injured. some were unable to walk at least a month after the accident despite dozens of surgeries. there was a winning ticket for the mega millions jackpot of $321 million. that's the eighth largest payout in mega millions history. it would be about $194 million if the winner takes the cash option. that winning ticket sold right here in new york state. we are getting a clearer picture this morning of just what it was lighting up the skies monday night. nasa telling us this dramatic fire ball on the right side of your screen coming down was seen over 13 eastern states was most likely a meteor. also the real deal, this fire ball caught on video streaking over japan. but this -- where is it? the slow-moving thing over chicago. not so much a meteor, sky divers carrying flares.
it was a publicity stunt for an energy drink. >> the flares looked more real to me. when we come back, the close call. the group of people by themselves in the path of a car careening out of control. also an update on the republican's big night. we will check in with our reporters covering the midterm elections overnight. heck in with our reporters covering the elections overnight. a serious hairball issue. ve we clean it up, turn around, and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table, underneath my work desk, we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪
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of victory for the gop. the empire state building blanketed in red lights overnight. a tribute to the republicans as they reach their goal of picking up the seats to take back the senate. morning road conditions. a band of storms stretching 3600 miles from texas to new jersey, wet and flooding conditions. and wet roads up to the midwest and great lakes as well as the pacific northwest and the northern rockies. and flying, dallas, houston, memphis and minneapolis. you'll hear this a lot. it was an awful night for democrats. they watched republicans pick up one victory after another and shore up control of the senate. >> the gop gained seven seats. one of those wins went to mitch mcconnell of kentucky. he's now poised to become the next senate majority leader. and abc news is covering the angles. start with matt gutman in kansas. >> reporter: for a while yesterday, perhaps the
republicans might lose two key seats in kansas. one is the governor's seat, the other is the senate seat, pat roberts, the three-term incumbent. both he and sam brownback pulled through with comfortable margins. this despite the fact that kansas had the lowest republican turnout since 1992. in a generation. and the fact there was tremendous dissatisfaction with the performance of both of those leaders. at the end of the day, it was probably money that turned the tide for the republicans. in 2008, $400,000 were spent by outsiders on campaign ads. in 2014, $17 million. matt gutman, abc news, kansas city. >> reporter: right here in colorado, priority election day, this was going to be neck-and-neck, down to the wire, a photo finish. but in the end it was not to be. cory gardner walked away with the senate seat. and the critics of mark udall
said he was a one-issue candidate. focused too much on women's issues. a a number of people criticized him for voting 99% of the time with president obama. supporting obamacare. on the flipside, cory gardner, considered a rock star, an up and comer in the gop party. lindsey davis, denver, colorado. we have much more with live team coverage on "good morning america." and a major break in the case of a philadelphia woman kidnapped as she walked home. police released security video of a man they believe just used the victim's bank card. they say the store where he is located off an exit for aberdeen, maryland, 75 miles from philadelphia. her parents are pleading for her safe return. >> please. please give me back my child.
give me back my baby. please, give me my child. please. >> whatever you're asking for, me and my family, not pressing any charges. all we want back it our daughter. >> family members say an old boyfriend from maryland was obsessed with the young woman. police won't say if there is a connection. also in pennsylvania, learning new details about how accused cop killer eric frein managed to avoid hundreds of law enforcement officials for 58 days in the pocono mountains. newly released court documents say he used a laptop. logging on to the internet, using unprotected wi-fi hot spots. one of the websites enabled him to listen to police radio traffic. a couple updates on football players. start with adrian peterson. he is avoiding jail thanks to a
deal with prosecutors. pleading no contest to reckless assault for using a small tree branch for disciplining his sun. two years probation, must pay a mine, 80 hours of community service, parenting classes as well. a possible return to the field is unclear. and ray rice is appealing the indefinite suspension from the nfl. he will demand his immediate reinstatement to the league. it began when the video became public, she's now his wife. roger goodell still scheduled to testify at the hearing. trial date for hope solo of the u.s. soccer team. she will face misdemeanor domestic violence charges from an altercation with her sister and nephew as a family gathering. she has been on the national team's roster since it began.
and the wild brawl after sunday's nascar race in texas. you remember these pictures. jeff gordon confronted brad keselowski, accusing him of driving like a madman out there. caused him to spin out. nascar has let both drivers off the hook yesterday. no fines or suspensions for either of them. both of them ended up bloody after this fight. however, the crew chiefs were both fined $50,000. four other crew members were fined and have been suspended. the drivers themselves without a fine and without a suspension. overseas, dramatic video out of russia that might make you think twice about standing in the middle of a traffic island. they were waiting for a signal to change, when the high speed collision spilled on to the pavement. no word on injuries yet. >> in new york, you don't think
of it, not looking at traffic. looking down at your phones, your headphones are in. >> yeah. every know. >> a runner from italy, a lot to be thankful for as he makes his way home from running the new york city marathon. >> he was so cold at one point he didn't feel his wedding ring slip off his hand. he posted about the loss on the race's organization facebook page. >> ornela alexander found the ring and returned it to him. they met up, and he gave her flowers as a thank you. and so much more. >> what are the chances? >> i bet there's cynical folks out there who say he tossed it. >> don't say that. >> not me. >> you have been up too late. coming up next in the pulse. a music star wednesday to extremes just to cast his boot. >> your boy. also more election news.
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what's his name? >> lil' jon. >> yes, no ts. >> not little. he was featured on one of the biggest songs of the year. "turned out for what." he revised the song into a rock the vote message, "turn out for what." and he turned out. >> lil jon is from atlanta. he claimed the state of georgia didn't send him an absentee ballot. not stopping him. >> the kick of crunk was waiting for this 6:00 a.m. flight from l.a. to atlanta just to take part in the democratic process. >> proud of him. >> it is. lil, not little. and even on election day, kim kardashian can't stand to not be in the limelight. >> she posted on instagram. a cartoon version of president obama and kim kardashian.
the caption, riddled with spelling errors, standing with president obama in the midterm election. >> it's not clear if she knew that president obama was not on the ballot. >> she knew. she knew. >> are you sure? >> of course she knew. >> in her defense, she didn't say she was voting for him. so maybe you're right, t.j. maybe she did know. >> give that young lady some credit. let's turn to clay aiken. he can't help but come in second place, can he? defeated by a republican incumbent in north carolina. >> aiken, once the runner of on "american idol" was trying his hand at politics. a victory would have made him the first openly-gay congressman elected from the south. >> not only did he lose, but he had kind of a bad day all around. the campaign bus broke down leaving a polling station and had to be towed. probably not a good sign on that day. he can go back to singing. >> he can go back to singing. absolutely. >> it'll be fine. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, "america this morning" continues after this. ter
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:20. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> we will get to the election results. first, weather and traffic. mike? live doppler hd shows on the left of the screen how far offshore the clouds are. the breeze has developed. today will be one of the warmest days this week. you can see how clean the air is from the east bay hills camera. it has haze. it is not a "spare the air" day. 77 to 81 inland. even the coast into san francisco is 70 to 75 and around the bay we will have middle to upper 70's. total sunshine and at the love warmth. enjoy.
>> we start off with the golden gate bridge and traffic is quiet. traveling from marin to san francisco you are not going to find delays. we have construction. as we take you over to 580 in the when direction, we have a few laned closed off until 5:00 this morning and if we continue the drive to castro valley it remains clear and we have san jose in a few minutes. thank you, 4:29. the closely much withed race for mayor of the bay area's biggest city, san jose. moments ago the final precincts reported sam liccardo leading dave cortese with absentee ballots to still be counted. >> this is not over. i spoke with the registrar and they have counted all the precincts. with all reporting, sam liccardo has a slim lead of over 2,100
votes over dave cortese but it is not over. they have 1 20,000 mail in ballots to counsel. this was expected to be close. liccardo has the slim june percent -- 51 percent to 49 lead. it is too early to call. the county mail in ballot could swing the election. tens of thousands from san jose are still left to be counted. candidates spoke with us. they agree it will be a while before a winner is announced. >> last time i looked there was 1,500 votes in play. that is move back-and-forth easy. i would rather be 1 percent behind and finish the winner than 1 percent head and finish the loser. we have a while to