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  • California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

    California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
    California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of...
  • With GOP likely to pick up Alaska, Republicans up to 53 Senate seats in '15

    Looks like Republicans will have at least 53, and more likely 54, seats in the Senate that convenes in January. With all Alaska precincts reporting, Republican Dan Sullivan had a 4 percentage point lead over Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. The Alaska...
  • Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you
    As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, I'd like to offer 10 suggestions to make him an effective governor. 1) Send your campaign staff home. The campaign by both sides was disgraceful. Too much money, too many commercials, too much nasty...
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy: "Moderation" is key to success

    Rep. Patrick Murphy:  "Moderation" is key to success
      Freshman Congressman Patrick Murphy’s convincing victory in a Republican-leaning district in South Florida is arguably the Democratic Party’s most revealing success story in this election year.  The youngest member of Congress, at 31,...
  • Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat
    Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit. A day after voting...
  • Hogan defeats Brown

    Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor. "Wow. What a historic night in Maryland," an ebullient Hogan told supporters early Wednesday...
  • Buckle up: The 2016 presidential campaign starts now

    NASHUA, N.H. The end of the 2014 midterm elections can mean only one thing: It's time to launch the 2016 presidential race. The contest to the White House kicked off Wednesday, two years before voters will decide who succeeds President Barack Obama....
  • Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election

    Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election
    A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move. Quinn has not conceded defeat and...
  • GOP triumph tempered by hard problems, now and in 2016

    Republicans are waking up Wednesday morning with victories to celebrate but sobering realities to ponder. Winning control of the Senate after eight years of trying is a big prize, made more sweet by the fact that only two years ago, the party seemed...
  • Jerry Brown makes history, wins fourth term

    Jerry Brown makes history, wins fourth term
    Forty years after vaulting onto the national stage as California’s young and quixotic new governor, Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. won a historic fourth term Tuesday as the seasoned elder who led the state’s recovery from near...
  • Republicans ride GOP wave to gain General Assembly seats

    Republicans ride GOP wave to gain General Assembly seats
    Capitalizing on a GOP surge nationally, Maryland Republicans picked up nine seats in the General Assembly, where they have been the minority party for years. The GOP had targeted several battleground districts — in Baltimore County, Southern...