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The Republican midterm wave swept through state capitals across the nation Tuesday, with historic gains in state legislative races that will give the GOP a major advantage in influencing congressional races over the next 10 years through redistricting.
President Obama's inability to carry Rep. Tom Perriello across the finish line in his re-election bid for Virginia's 5th Congressional District is one of a number of troubling signs for the president in this week's elections.
The Republican juggernaut lost a bit of its steam once it hit the Rocky Mountains, with Democrats and Republicans largely splitting the key contested races for governor and Senate, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet pulling out a win in a race that was only called late Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was projected as the winner early Wednesday in the hard-fought Nevada Senate race, beating back a formidable challenge from Republican Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle and overcoming his own high negatives with the voters.
Oklahoma's conservative voters have overwhelmingly passed three measures that had dismayed some progressive and immigrants-rights groups.
If the "tea party" is the story of 2010, then Marco Rubio's rise from anti-establishment challenger to senator-elect is the story of the insurgent movement itself.
President Obama will hold a press conference on Wednesday, the White House said Tuesday as the nation voted in midterm elections.
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.
Independent voters who powered President Obama to victory in 2008 have deserted his party this year, all but guaranteeing that Republicans will win control of the House in Tuesday's elections, though analysts said self-inflicted wounds likely will keep the GOP from winning the Senate.