NASHVILLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- CBS News late Tuesday projected Republican Bob Corker had defeated Democrat Harold E. Ford Jr. for the open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.
CNN joined in the prediction early Wednesday.
That left three undecided seats in the U.S. Senate -- Missouri, Montana and Virginia. The Democrats need to win all three to gain a majority in the upper house.
Corker and Ford were vying for the seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., a probable presidential candidate in 2008.
Corker is a former mayor of Chattanooga. Ford, from Memphis, was trying to become the first black senator elected in the Old South since Reconstruction.