(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio says his Democrat opponent out-raised him 2 to 1, but he easily won re-election in bright red Florida Tuesday night. Republicans elsewhere did not fare as well, and it's no wonder, Rubio told Fox News's Sean Hannity:
"Literally everything in our society and culture is aligned against Republicans. It's a miracle Republicans win anywhere. Virtually every major television and media outlet in America is against us. All the celebrities. All the movie actors. I mean, you name it. It's just constant. The tech companies. The list goes -- now major American corporations.
“So it's amazing that Republicans are even competitive, much less winning these seats. Look, I think we're going to win the House. We still have a real chance. We're going to win Nevada. I think Arizona.”
Rubio called the delayed vote totals in Arizona "an embarrassment," especially compared with the state of Florida, which "had every vote tabulated" on election night.
Following Rubio on Hannity's show, Sen. Ron Johnson said "lies," amplified by the media, account for his narrow victory over a leftist Democrat.
"First of all, as Marco was taking about, the media is completely allied against us, as is our education system. Democrats really ramped up their totals with the youth vote.
"But I think maybe more than anything, Democrats have no problem lying. The president lies. President Obama lies. My opponent lied. And of course the media amplifies those same lies. And Let's face it, lies taint you. So it's very effective. And you know, we won this campaign, we won this race, because I told the truth.
"But, again, those lies, when you have a political party that has no problem lying, where they figure the end justifies the means, unfortunately that has impact in politics."
Johnson said he was accused of voting to increase the retirement age for Social Security to 70.
"I never did that,” he said. “It was a complete and utter lie. They kept saying that I wanted to cut or put on the chopping block or end Social Security. I never did. I want to save Social Security.
"So, again, those lies do have an impact. And when you have one political party that has no problem lying, that's a problem."