11/06/2012 07:09 pm ET

John MacGovern Election Results: Bernie Sanders Projected Winner Of Senate Race

Republican candidate John MacGovern was projected to lose to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Vermont Senate election on Tuesday, according to MSNBC.

MacGovern was considered a longshot candidate against Sanders, who has been in the Senate since 2006.

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Election Day 2012