KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WBIR) - Follow along for live updates on Tennessee's biggest races (all times local):

10:40 p.m.

Republican Martin Daniel wins Tennessee House District 18 race, defeating Greg Mackay by 741 votes.

10:35 p.m.

10:25 p.m.

With Ted Cruz's victory in Texas, NBC News projects Republicans control the Senate.

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Democrats gain control of the House, NBC News projects.

10:15 p.m.

Phil Bredesen conceded race to Marsha Blackburn.

First words out of his mouth “I applied for this job and got a rejection letter.”

He said he called Blackburn to concede but she was on stage giving her speech.

Blackburn, Bredesen, and Republican Tim Burchett were all giving speeches at the same time. Burchett gave his victory speech after winning U.S. House District 2.

10:02 p.m.

Republican Marsha Blackburn speaks in Nashville after NBC News projects a U.S Senate race win.

The NBC News Decision Desk as of 10 p.m. ET said Democrats have flipped 11 seats. Republicans flipped 1 seat. At this time, Democrats have a net gain of +10.

10 p.m.

Tennessee's Twitter accounts have been unlocked!

9:50 p.m.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett tweeted to Twitter asking for a little help. Apparently, four of the state's accounts were locked about an hour ago.

9:45 p.m.

Democrat Karl Dean gives his concession speech to supporters at his watch party.

9:40 p.m.

The spirits are still high at Democrat Phil Bredesen's watch party.

Before Bredesen addresses the crowd, he wants to see the results from Davidson and Shelby Counties.

9:30 p.m.

The AP has called the following Tennessee races:

Republican John Rose won the election to U.S. House in Tennessee's 6th congressional district at 8:01 p.m.

Republican Mark Green won election to U.S. House in Tennessee's 7th congressional district at 8:08 p.m.

Republican Scott DesJarlais wins re-election to U.S. House in Tennessee's 4th congressional district at 8:12 p.m.

9:15 p.m.

Even with multiple media outlets calling the race for Marsha Blackburn, the Phil Bredesen campaign is not throwing in the towel yet.

9:05 p.m.

NBC News projects Republican Marsha Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate.

Marsha Blackburn will be the first woman ever elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate.

9 p.m.

Republican Bill Lee gives speech after NBC News projects he will be next Tennessee Governor.

Concluding his acceptance speech, projected Governor-elect Lee says “I will wake up every day thinking about how I can lead in a way that makes life better for every Tennessean.”

Meanwhile, at Karl Dean's watch party campaign manager Courtney Wheeler is speaking to supporters.

Current Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam congratulated Bill Lee on Twitter shortly before 9 p.m.

8:55 p.m.

A band is playing at Democrat Phil Bredesen's watch party with a couple hundred people inside the ballroom of the Hilton in Downtown Nashville. They’re expecting roughly 600 people tonight.

Supporters young and old wait for Bill Lee to take the stage.

8:45 p.m.

Karl Dean’s campaign manager just took the stage to encourage supporters, stating that the early vote totals so far are from very small counties and to hold out for the larger areas.

8:33 p.m.

The Bill Lee campaign put the NBC coverage on the project screen at the event near Nashville. There were much louder cheers when people saw the NBC projection that Bill Lee will win to be the next Governor of Tennessee.

8:28 p.m.

10News reporter Gabrielle Hays is at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Knoxville where Republicans are gathered and waiting for election results.

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8:20 p.m.

There's a lot of energy at Republican Marsha Blackburn' watch party. We're hearing country singer John Rich will be there tonight.

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8:12 p.m.

Republican Marsha Blackburn is leading the Tennessee Senate race.

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8:07 p.m.

Republican Bill Lee wins Tennessee governor race, NBC News projects.

7:40 p.m.

WBIR's Grant Robinson is at Democrat Karl Dean's watch party in West Nashville. The former mayor is expected to arrive at the venue after results begin coming in.

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Polls close in Tennessee at 8 p.m. EST.

Track results here.

7:30 p.m.

The doors are open at Republican Bill Lee's event near Nashville. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend.

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7:15 p.m.

The rest of the WBIR team at the station in Knoxville is fueling up for tonight's coverage! We have three different kinds of pasta, bread, garlic butter, vegetables, two kinds of salad, cookies, and cheesecake!

6:30 p.m.

10News reporter Stephanie Haines will provide updates on Republican Marsha Blackburn's night.

The battle for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee between Blackburn, who currently serves in the House of Representatives, and Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, is being closely watched nationally because it could impact the Balance of Power in the Senate.

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6 p.m.

10News reporter Cole Sullivan will provide live updates on Republican Bill Lee's party near Nashville.

Lee has been ahead in the polls and is hoping to be giving a speech as governor-elect from this podium tonight.

The governor’s race is between Republican Bill Lee, a Middle Tennessee businessman, and Democrat Karl Dean, who is a former Nashville mayor.

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5:20 p.m.

10News reporter Marc Sallinger will be providing live updates on Democrat Phil Bredesen's watch party in Nashville here.

The battle for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee between Republican Marsha Blackburn, who currently serves in the House of Representatives, and Democrat Phil Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, is being closely watched nationally because it could impact the Balance of Power in the Senate.

4:20 p.m.

WBIR's Daniel Sechtin will lead our on-air social media coverage.

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4 p.m.

10News crews are scattered across East Tennessee and in Nashville tracking all the major races including Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House District 2, Tennessee House District 13, and Tennessee House District 18.

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3:45 p.m.

Power outages across Knox County caused multiple polling locations to lose power and use paper ballots Tuesday morning.

The affected locations included Shoreline Church, Sequoyah Hills School, Cedar Bluff Middle School, A.L. Lotts Elementary School, Bluegrass Elementary School, Mt. Harmony Baptist Life Center, South Knoxville Optimist Club, South Doyle High School, and Pond Gap School.

All Knox County voting precincts had had their power restored as of 12 p.m. Tuesday, Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers said.

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Everyone has been able to vote because the polling locations either have paper ballots or battery-operated voting machines that do not rely on power, Rodgers said.

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