Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Senate Republican, said on Wednesday that Democrats “have a staggering ability to raise money and a stunning ability to waste it.”

“The pollsters got it wrong,” he added in an interview. “They kept moving these races away from us. And it just seems that our candidates never slowed down, never looked back and just kept running and were tough in spite of overwhelming financial [disadvantages.]”

Most election forecasters viewed Senate control as a toss-up, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had long warned that the map in 2020 was not as good as it will be for Democrats in 2022, given the Republican tilt of the states on Tuesday’s ballot. But before the results came in, Schumer said in an interview that Democrats were “knocking right at the door of taking back the Senate.”