Democrats near margin to hold Senate

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren, left, emerges from the polling booth as she votes in Cambridge, Mass. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Warren is running against Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who was elected in a special election in 2010 after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA).  (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren, left, emerges from the polling booth as she votes in Cambridge, Mass. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Warren is running against Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who was elected in a special election in 2010 after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have moved to within one or two seats of retaining control of the Senate, winning in Hawaii, Washington, and California.

Rep. Maize Hirono won an open seat Tuesday in Hawaii, Maria Cantwell won another term in Washington and Diane Feinstein won re-election in California.

Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly won a seat the GOP had held for decades in Indiana, beating back a challenge from tea party favorite Richard Mourdock. And Elizabeth Warren won a Senate seat held by GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Republicans also lost a seat to independent Angus King in Maine, a former Democratic governor whom GOP supporters had targeted for defeat.

As of 11 p.m. Democrats had locked up 49 seats, including independent Bernie Sanders. Democrats now hold a 53-seat majority, including Sanders and another independent.