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>> 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, taking the senate. >> the gop picking up the six states they needed and then some. tahman bradley has more tonight new political landscape in washington. >> it was a blowout. riding an anti-obama wave, republicans seized control of the senate and tightened their grip on the house. >> the experiment if big government lasted long enough. it's time to go in a new direction. >> as expected, the gop picked up 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 political career. >> there are a lot of disappointed people tonight, including me. >> and republicans won in michigan, florida and wisconsin,
knocking off the democratic governor from illinois, and 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 forge a new path forward. he's invited the leaders to the white house on friday to talk about where they go from here. >> tahman, what's the fallout politically? what does this mean for president obama's agenda over his final two years? >> well, 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 will push for
investigating the obama administration. mitch mcconnell knell ruled that out. and president obama, maybe going alone on immigration, doing it by executive order. but the bottom line 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 is our deputy political director. >> shushannah walshe. it was a shock of the night, a race nobody was talking about. >> it was not on the radar, the virginia senate race. right now, still too close to call. but the incumbent democrat, he was supposed to take this easily. right now, no call. >> big night for female candidates. >> absolutely. historic. in west virginia, capito, the first woman to got to the senate. and stefanik, only 30 years old,
the youngest woman ever in the house. >> and anti-democrat, anti-incumbent or angry? >> angry electorate and sour mood. in the 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. and a race that got a lot of attention because of name recogniti recognition. jason carter, son of former president jimmy carter. he failed in his attempt. nathan deal secured a second term. >> recreational pot use by adults in orand washington, d.c. it could be overturned, and a similar measure is expected to pass in alaska. voters in florida rejected the medicinal use of marijuana. and utah, the first ever
black female to congress. mia love will go to the house. and she's a first generation hatian-american. and the man seen threatening this reporter is facing a federal indictment for tax evasion won by a sizable margin. he was helped by the fact that his chaerlg ran a bumbling campaign. stay with us. 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 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. jim dickey has the latest. good morning. >> good morning.
heavy rain across texas. heading throughout the morning, from dallas to houston, on to san antonio. and moisture from vance, moving into mexico here today. into thursday, then, this rain heads towards the east coast. watch the i-95 corridor, new york city, to new england overnight. back to you. still ahead, get your tickets out, someone just won $300 million. and an update on a story we have been telling you about. and the chilling kidnapping case caught on camera. why police to want talk to this man 70 miles away from the crime. this morning, the fire ball. what we know what was streaking what we saw across the sky.
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 turbulence on a u.s.-bound 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 concuss n concussio concussions. no passengers were hurt. ringling brothers being fined for an accident. 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 surgery the. there was a winning ticket for the megamillions jackpot of $321 million. 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, 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 a flare. 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 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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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. what happened to crooner and
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politician, but a rapper. what's his name? >> lil' john. >> not little. he was featured on one of the biggest songs of the year. he revised the song into a rock the vote message, turn out for what. and he turned out. >> liljon is from atlanta. they didn't send an absentee ballot. not stopping him. >> he 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 cakardashian 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 are
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. >> in her defense, she didn't say she was voting for him. >> give that young lady some credit. and clay aiken. he can't help but come in second place, can he? defeated by a republican incumbent in north carolina. >> he was trying his hand at politics for the first time. a victory would have made him the first openly-gay congressman elected from the south. >> not only did he lose, but he had a bad day. 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. >> absolutely. >> it'll be fine. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, "america this morning" continues after this.
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone. i'm matt o'donnell, 4:27. it is wednesday, november 5th and we have new clues to tell you about in that terrifying kidnapping case. police have released new surveillance video clearly showing this person of interest. we're talking to detectives right now and we'll have a live updates on that. republicans ride a wave of voter discontent seizing control of the u.s. senate. hear how president obama is reaching across the aisle this morning. democrat tom wolf will be the next governor of pennsylvania. breaking down that race, all of the big rasores, plus tracking warm temperatures for this wednesday and that d showers across the upper midwest and the pacific northwest. and finally this morning, the sights and sounds from election day and night. >> a look now at those enthusiastic victory speeches and the tough concessions from coast to coast.
>> this victory is not my victory. this victory is our victory. our victory. >> as we look back along the campaign trail, this has been a truly amazing journey. as a first-time and unknown candidate, we've achieved remarkable things thanks to you. >> all of you worked so hard. it was my name printed on the ballot, but we built this campaign only because of all the friends and supporters that i have been so honored to have. >> as republicans in colorado, we have gotten used to the saying, wait until the next election. well, i've got news for you, that next election, it finally happened. >> a huge night for the gop. let's take a look at some of the headlines you'll be waking up to. >> new york times says plainly, gop takes senate. that sums up the night. >> sure does.
the "miami herald" in florida, scott wins fierce fight. he was up against charlie crist who switched parties and scott still went ahead. >> the whole fan issue was hysterical during their debate. the new york daily news, simply, this one, playing on the iconic picture of obama with hope, nope. you see it there. they know how to do it in new york. >> and this is time, featuring mitch mcconnell, it's reminiscent of president obama's hope poster back in the elections, right? >> and he's gering up. say it out loud, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. expected to have a closer race in kentucky than he had. when he got the victory, that set it off. >> another big night tonight, country music awards tonight. more coverage of election day on "good morning america." have a good one, folks.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. here's what's happening on this wednesday, november 5th. devastation for the democrats. all across can country it's been a victorious night for the gop. we'll talk about the changes to the political map. >> police have new leads to follow in the search for a woman who was snatched off a philadelphia street and they have this person of interest. >> and also this morning, federal regulators have slapped the greatest show on earth with a $7,000 fine. >> hello everyone, it is 4:30 a.m. let's also get you your weather and traffic with david and karen. good morning. >> beautiful election