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Election Day 2018 in Photos

Roll Call's photographers are in Virginia and Florida to cover the midterms in America

GOP Florida Gov. Rick Scott holds the hand of his grandson, Auguste, during his election night party in Naples, Fla., after he declared victory over Sen. Bill Nelson in the state's Senate race. His daughter, Allison, and son-in-law, Pierre Guimard, also appear. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated at 12:36 a.m. on Nov. 7 | The midterms are winding down as Democrats claim control of the House and Republicans maintain control of the Senate. Roll Call's photographers have been covering the day from Florida to Virginia.

The Florida Senate race appears to be an upset of incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. The seat will go to Republican Gov. Rick Scott who spoke from his election night party in Naples, Fla. 

In Leesburg, Va., Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton has won her race against Rep. Barbara Comstock. We were with her throughout her Tuesday from voting to visiting the polls to her election night party.

In Coral Gables, Fla., Democratic candidate Donna Shalala and former secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton won the 27th District open seat. We were with her and then her GOP opponent, Maria Elvira Salazar, during their campaign stops earlier in the day.

For real-time results when the polls close, visit our 2018 Election Results interactive.

Here’s the day in photos:

Scott addresses the election night crowd. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Scott addresses the election night crowd. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jennifer Wexton takes a phone call former Vice President Joe Biden congratulating her on her win over Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., for Virginia's 10th district seat on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jennifer Wexton takes a phone call former Vice President Joe Biden congratulating her on her win over Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., for Virginia's 10th district seat on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Yvette Benarroch, center, and guests of an election night party for GOP Florida Senate candidate and current Gov. Rick Scott cheer as they watch returns at LaPlaya resort in Naples, Fla. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Yvette Benarroch, center, and guests of an election night party for GOP Florida Senate candidate and current Gov. Rick Scott cheer as they watch returns at LaPlaya resort in Naples, Fla. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
 Hotel workers finsih hanging a Jennifer Wexton campaign on stage for Wexton's election night party in Dulles, Va. on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Hotel workers finish hanging a Jennifer Wexton campaign on stage for Wexton's election night party in Dulles, Va. on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., of Florida’'s 26th District, talks with voters at the Greenglade Elementary School polling place on Election Day in Kendale, Fla. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., of Florida’'s 26th District, talks with voters at the Greenglade Elementary School polling place on Election Day in Kendale, Fla. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maria Elvira Salazar, Republican candidate for Florida's 27th Congressional District, talks with voters at a Miami-Dade County housing facility on Election Day in Miami. Salazar is running to keep the seat in GOP hands against former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maria Elvira Salazar, Republican candidate for Florida's 27th District, takes a selfie with a voter at a Miami-Dade County housing facility on Election Day in Miami. Salazar is running to keep the seat in GOP hands in a tight race against former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 3: Donna Shalala, left, Democratic candidate for Florida's 27th Congressional District, signs in upon arriving to vote on Election Day at Coral Gables Fire Station 3 on November 6, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Donna Shalala, left, Democratic candidate for Florida's 27th District, signs in upon arriving to vote on Election Day at Coral Gables Fire Station 3. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Curbelo talks with media outside a polling facility. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Curbelo talks with media outside a polling facility. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
 Jennifer Wexton, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 10th district, speaks with a supporter of her opponent Rep. Barbara Comstock, during her visit to the polling location at the Clarke County Schools office in Berryville, Va., on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jennifer Wexton, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 10th District, speaks with a supporter of her opponent, Rep. Barbara Comstock, during her visit to the polling location at the Clarke County Schools office in Berryville, Va., on Election Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 3: Donna Shalala, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 27th Congressional District, talks with voters on Election Day after voting at Coral Gables Fire Station 3 on November 6, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Donna Shalala, Democratic candidate for Florida’'s 27th District, talks with voters on Election Day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jennifer Wexton, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 10th district, casts her ballot at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va., on election day, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Wexton casts her ballot at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va., on Election Day — Nov. 6, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 6: Media surrounds Jennifer Wexton, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 10th district, as she votes at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va., on election day, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Media surrounds Wexton as she votes Tuesday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Voters fill out their ballots at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va., on Election Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Voters fill out their ballots at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va., on Election Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

And on election eve ... 

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 5: The election is the theme today at the “Barbie Pond on Avenue Q,” a collection of Barbie dolls posed around their own exclusive pond outside a house in Washington, DC, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Logan Circle neighborhood attraction features Barbie dolls set up to depict scenes of holidays, seasons, and big events. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The election is the theme on Monday, Nov. 5, at the “Barbie Pond on Avenue Q —” a collection of Barbie dolls posed around their own exclusive pond outside a house in Washington. The Logan Circle neighborhood attraction features Barbie dolls set up to depict scenes of holidays, seasons, and big events. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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