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  • Republican Janet Nguyen wins O.C. Senate seat, AP says

    Republican Janet Nguyen wins O.C. Senate seat, AP says
    Republican Janet Nguyen was elected Tuesday to a state Senate seat in Orange County that had been targeted by both major parties. The seat, in the 34th Senate District, was open because Democratic incumbent Lou Correa of Santa Ana was prevented by...
  • Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term

    Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term
    California voters decisively elected Gov. Jerry Brown to a historic fourth term Tuesday, a rare bright spot for Democrats on a night when Republicans celebrated huge victories in the rest of the nation. Brown handily defeated GOP challenger Neel...
  • Kittleman wins in Howard County

    Kittleman wins in Howard County
    Republican Allan H. Kittleman beat Democrat Courtney Watson Tuesday in the race for Howard County executive. He will become just the second Republican executive in county history, and the first since the 1990s. "This was about Howard County," he...
  • Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House

     Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat. The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...
  • Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist to win second term

    Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist to win second term
    — Rick Scott, who just two years ago was labeled the least popular governor in America, capped off a political comeback Tuesday, persuading Floridians to give him another four years in office — and leaving the Democratic Party in shambles....
  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
  • 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,...
  • Wide margins in Pa.'s congressional contests

    Wide margins in Pa.'s congressional contests
    Last night's election results were the stuff of sweeping gestures. The first modern Pennsylvania governor to be denied a second term and the end of the eight-year party swaps. Republicans taking definitive control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP padding...
  • Chris Christie's style colors presidential prospects

    BOCA RATON, Fla. Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker. For the moment, the Republican establishment is looking past his temper, the George Washington Bridge scandal, his state's budget problems and the uneasy feeling...
  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...