Beto O'Rourke is one of the first Irish American losers of the night. 

Irish names are on ballot papers across the country but which are the races that could cause the most upset and how likely is an Irish American will win the contest? 

As the Senate is called for Republicans and Democrats flip the House to regain control, see below for updates on some of the biggest Irish-American races of the night: 

Beto O'Rourke loses to Ted Cruz 

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O'Rourke has become the Democratic star of this election but it would still have been a shock if he managed to beat out incumbent Ted Cruz. FiveThirtyEight had the Irish American down with just a one in five chance of winning a Senate seat and that proved to be right, the Texan Senate race being called for Cruz. 

Conor Lamb wins in Pennysylvania

Earlier this year Democratic Party newbie Conor Lamb turned the political world upside down by winning a congressional seat where Republicans were 19 points ahead at one point. Now in Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district election, he faced off against Keith Rothfus with a pretty good chance (29 in 30) of winning. 

Lamb has won the seat with 57.4% and 91% reporting.  

Danny O'Connor loses in Ohio

Beautiful day to knock some doors and #GOTV

— Danny O'Connor (@dannyoconnor1) November 6, 2018

In Ohio's 12th congressional district, a rock-solid Republican House seat for forty years, Danny O’Connor, a Catholic Irishman, could have been the next big political story.  He was only given a one in three chance of taking the seat from Troy Balderson but and lost the election by just a few points with 98% reporting. 

Read more: O Danny Boy - is Danny O’Connor about to become Donald Trump’s worst nightmare?

Peter King vs Liuba Grechen Shirley

We’re at South Middle School in Brentwood with @PhilRamos6AD! Voters are fired up!

— Liuba Grechen Shirley (@liuba4congress) November 6, 2018

In New York's 2nd congressional district, we had two Irish Americans facing off against each other. Republican King is a staunch supporter of Sinn Féin and a United Ireland and is also thought to have been one of the players in Trump's travel ban. He had a six in seven chance of beating off the liberal activist Shirley who was convinced to run for Congress while protesting against King and the ban. 

King took the election to enter his 14th term in the House of Representatives.

Marine pilot Amy McGrath loses to Andy Barr 

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In Kentucky, former marine pilot Amy McGrath gave Andy Barr a steady challenge. Predictions for the state's sixth congressional district showed Democrat McGrath with 47.9% of the vote to Barr's 48.9% and the final vote was almost as close. McGrath won 47.8% while Bar took 51%. 

Mike Braun beats incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly in Indiana 

Looking back to the Senate, Indiana was predicted as seeing Democrat Joe Donnelly picking up 49.7% of the vote against Republican Mike Braun at 47.8%. 

The seat was flipped, however; Braun having 54 percent of the vote and Donnelly 42%. 

Brendan Boyle reelected in Pennsylvania  

Boyle delivered an overwhelming defeat over Republican challenger David Torress to be reelected in Pa.'s second congressional district. 

Joe Kennedy wins uncontested

Would it be a list of Irish American politicians without a Kennedy? In Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, the Democrat is running uncontested and is a sure win. 

Read more: Pressure mounts on Joe Kennedy III to run for president

Laura Kelly causes upset as Kansas' next governor 

Republican Kris Kobach, Kansas's Secretary of State, has lost his bid to be governor to Democratic state lawmaker Laura Kelly. An ally of Trump, Kobach had hoped that by tieing himself to the president, he could win the state that voted for President Trump by more than 20 points over Hillary Clinton. 

Kelly took the race with 48.9% at 81% reporting. 

Joe Crowley receives just 6.5% in New York

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Today’s the day. To the countless supporters, door-knockers, organizers, small-dollar donors, and everyone in between - thank you. . This journey has been one of the most challenging and rewarding collective efforts I’ve ever been a part of. We haven’t just run a campaign - we created a movement in our own backyard. We built community. We centered issues that no one wanted to talk about. We uplifted our neighbors and discovered a level courage + friendship we never thought possible. . Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey and followed us along to this moment. No matter what happens, this is just a beginning. Let’s continue walking shoulder-to-shoulder in the advancement of economic, social, + racial justice in the United States of America.

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He lost out to Alexandria Occassio-Cortez for the Democratic nomination back in June but Crowley was still on the ballot as a candidate of the Working Families Party.

In New York's 14th congressional district, it looked pretty hopeless for Crowley, however, who has held the seat in this district since 2013. Occassio-Cortez had over a 99.9% chance of sitting in Congress come January, according to FiveThirtyEight and she stormed ahead winning 78.8% of the vote. Crowley walked away with just 6.5%. 

Are there any we've missed? Tell us which Irish Americans you're voting for in the comments section, below.