Democrat Sen. Gary Peters has won re-election in Michigan against Republican businessman and veteran John James, AP projects.
Why it matters: It's a crucial win for Democrats, who have seen their chances of flipping the Senate fade away after failing to defeat vulnerable Republicans in Maine, Iowa, Montana and other states.
- The Senate Leadership Fund,a super PAC associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, threw $4.6 million behind James' campaign over Halloween.
- The Senate race was one of the most expensive in Michigan history, local outlet MLive reports.
The big picture: Joe Biden is also projected to defeat President Trump in Michigan, a key pickup that substantially narrows Trump's path to 270 electoral votes.
Data: AP; Chart: Naema Ahmed, Andrew Witherspoon, Danielle Alberti/Axios
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