Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., center, thanks the crowd after being re-elected to the U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Providence, R.I.. Whitehoues's wife Sandra, right, son Alexander, left, and daughter Molly, second left, applaud. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Photo by: Stew Milne

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., center, thanks the crowd after being re-elected to the U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Providence, R.I.. Whitehoues's wife Sandra, right, son Alexander, left, and daughter Molly, second left, applaud. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)