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  • Reid wins re-election in Nevada

    By Associated Press

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wins re-election. Published November 3, 2010

  • 'Humbled' Boehner pledges drive to curb spending

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    The man likely to lead House Republicans when they take control of Congress next year said Wednesday that his party is "humbled" by winning the 60-plus seats that have delivered the chamber to the GOP, and said the House's first order of business under Republican control will be to reduce spending. Published November 3, 2010

  • Democrats lose centuries of seniority in House

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    Neither rookies nor seasoned veterans were spared in Tuesday's House Democratic bloodbath, which saw Republicans defeat three major committee chairmen and at least seven lawmakers who claimed 20 years' seniority or more in Congress. Published November 3, 2010

  • O'Malley keeps his seat as governor

    By Joseph Weber - The Washington Times

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, turned back a challenge from Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. on Tuesday, but Republicans still appeared on track to achieve their 2010 goal of retaking a majority of the nation's governorships. Published November 3, 2010

  • Minorities ride GOP wave to historic victories

    By Jesse Washington - Associated Press

    The historic Republican wave also produced historic results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the deep South. Published November 3, 2010

  • Republicans net at least six Senate seats

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

    Republicans held all of their Senate seats left open by retirements and picked off several seats held by Democrats to capture at least six seats in the midterm election, giving them a louder voice in the legislative chamber most likely to shape President Obama's agenda for the next two years. Published November 3, 2010

  • Portman tops Fisher in Ohio Senate race

    By Julie Carr Smith - Associated Press

    Ohio voters elected former Republican Rep. Rob Portman to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in the swing state where voters also were deciding hotly contested governor and congressional races in a key test of the GOP's revival. Published November 2, 2010

  • Okla. passes 3 anti-alien measures

    By Associated Press

    Oklahoma's conservative voters have overwhelmingly passed three measures that had dismayed some progressive and immigrants-rights groups. Published November 2, 2010

  • Voters out before dawn on Election Day

    By Calvin Woodward - Associated Press

    The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in for a makeover in these anxious times. Published November 2, 2010

  • GOP challengers unseat three House Democrats in Virginia

    By Bob Lewis - Associated Press

    Republican challengers unseated three Democratic House members, including a 14-term incumbent and a protege of President Obama, in a conservative whiplash election. Published November 2, 2010

  • Now it's Gray's turn to face 'hard choices'

    By Deborah Simmons - The Washington Times

    D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said for months that he made "hard choices" for the city during "hard times." Now it's Vincent C. Gray's turn. Published November 2, 2010

  • Blumenthal beats McMahon in Conn. race

    By Susan Haigh - Associated Press

    Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's longtime attorney general, won the state's hotly contested U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, defeating a multimillionaire former wrestling executive and keeping the seat in Democratic control. Published November 2, 2010

  • Most voters worried about economic issues

    By Connie Cass - Associated Press

    Voters were intensely worried about the future of the economy and unhappy with the way President Obama and Congress have been running things. The tide of dismay rolled through the groups that swing elections - women, independents, suburbanites - and turned more of them toward Republicans. Published November 2, 2010

  • Analysts: Improving economy could benefit Obama in 2012

    By Patrice Hill - The Washington Times

    The sagging economy laid the groundwork for what looks to be a stunning defeat for congressional Democrats in Tuesday's elections, but two years from now a solidly recovering economy could lift President Obama's prospects for a second term, analysts say. Published November 2, 2010

  • ANALYSIS: For 'tea party' activists, battle has just begun

    By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times

    For voters and political activists who dictated the course of the 2010 elections with their cause of limited government and debt reduction, Tuesday's outcome doesn't signal the war has been won. The struggle, they say, now has entered a tougher phase. Published November 2, 2010

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