The Colorado state Senate was one of 11 state legislative houses captured last week by Republicans, padding the GOP's advantage at the statehouse level and giving the party its largest number of legislative seats since 1920.
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By John Solomon - The Washington Times
Americans spoke with a vengeance on Election Day 2014. They no longer trust big government to solve their deepest worries. They're tired of the war on women narrative, too. They still want their economy fixed and don't mind their governors taking on public unions, either. Published November 5, 2014
A new report shows that while Republicans had the upper hand in terms of fundraising and spending in the 2014 midterms, the GOP also made smarter election investments.
It may be news to his fellow Democrats, but President Obama said Wednesday that it's "good news" that both the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans.
After a crushing defeat for Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama told American voters Wednesday he understands their frustrations and is fully prepared to work with Republicans in Congress.
Gun control advocates on Wednesday claimed a win in Washington state after a ballot initiative to tighten gun-purchase background checks won about 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was declared the winner early Wednesday in his bid for reelection, one of the few bright spots for Democrats in a political year marked by a powerful Republican wave.
The idea that human beings have rights from conception failed again, as voters in North Dakota and Colorado soundly rejected pro-life amendments Tuesday.
President Obama will face the music Wednesday at a White House press conference where he'll address his party's huge losses in the midterm elections.
The wave of GOP victories in elections Tuesday expanded the Republican majority in the House to near-record levels, sweeping out longtime Democratic incumbents in solid blue Northeast states and from some of the party's last vestiges in the South.
Utah's Mia Love made history Tuesday by becoming the first black Republican woman to win a seat in Congress, eking out a close victory over Democrat Doug Owens.
Immigration was a losing issue in the 2014 election, with Republicans who announced their opposition to President Obama's legalization plans earning victories across the country and voters in Oregon swatting down a referendum that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
In one of the the biggest Election Day shockers, Republican Larry Hogan pulled off a stunning victory in deep-blue Maryland to become only the second GOP governor in the state since 1969.
Kansans re-elected Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday night despite backlash against his economic strategy that involved substantial tax cuts to schools.
Republicans showed Tuesday they've solved Democrats' "war on women" attack, winning key races in Colorado, Virginia, Kentucky and Iowa where President Obama and his allies had hoped that message would help them overcome voter fatigue.
Republican candidate Joni Ernst has seized the Senate seat left by retiring Democratic senator Tom Harkin, representing the icing on the cake for GOP contenders who took back the upper chamber late Tuesday.
In a race that broke the bank, Republican challenger Thom Tillis squeaked out a victory over Democratic incumbent Kay R. Hagan in North Carolina, securing a Senate majority for Republicans.
If President Obama suffered a "shellacking" in the 2010 elections, then what he endured Tuesday night was nothing short of a vicious gangland beatdown the likes of which have rarely been seen before in the history of electoral politics.
Despite devastating loses, Senate Democrats showed little sign of ditching the leadership team that led them to an Election Night disaster. Sen. Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who will lose his job as majority leader in the new GOP-run Senate, appeared ready to run for minority leader.
Republican Joni Ernst defeats Bruce Braley to win Iowa Senate seat.
Republicans held all of their seats and picked up more than the six seats needed to take control of the Senate Tuesday night, as voters across the country delivering a scorching rebuke of President Obama's tenure.
New York congressman Michael Grimm, who was indicted on tax and wire fraud charges in April, defeated his Democratic opponent on Tuesday, according to multiple media projections.
Republicans made big gains in governors' races across the nation Tuesday, picking up several seats, including a stunning upset in Maryland and an embarrassing defeat for President Obama in his home state of Illinois.
Sen. Pat Roberts won a fourth-term Tuesday night in Kansas, defeating independent businessman Greg Orman in a night overwhelmingly dominated by the GOP.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has won another term after fending off Democratic challenger Mary Burke.
Bracing for an extended campaign season with high-stakes, the Republican Party has set aside at least $2 million to contest election results and assembled an army of activists ready to travel to states with election run-offs.
Looks like Clay Aiken has come in second again.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner won a decisive victory in the hard-fought Colorado Senate contest Tuesday, defeating Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a stunning turnaround in the blue-trending state.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012, said the GOP gains in Tuesday's election were fueled by voters finally experiencing the inability of a big federal government to deliver on President Obama's promises.
Republican Ben Sasse cruised to victory Tuesday in Nebraska, ensuring both of the state's U.S. Senate seats remain in GOP hands.
George P. Bush won his race for Texas land commissioner Tuesday night, becoming the first member of the Bush political dynasty to win his initial bid for elected office.
Sen. Mark R. Warner held a razor-thin advantage over GOP challenger Ed Gillespie on Tuesday night after a shockingly close contest that appears all but certain to come down to a recount.
Republican Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, beating Democrat Wendy Davis, who rode to her party's nomination in opposition to an anti-abortion bill.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday fended off a stiff challenge from Republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire, allowing Democrats to breath a sigh of relief in what otherwise was shaping up to be a bleak election night.
Republican Barbara Comstock handily defeated Democrat John Foust on Tuesday in the race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Frank R. Wolf, ensuring Republicans will keep a toehold in increasingly blue Northern Virginia.
Marijuana legalization appeared on its way to passing easily at the polls in the District on Tuesday, putting the city at the vanguard of a nationwide movement that also saw Oregon and Alaska consider pro-pot initiatives on Election Day.
Even before the full results of Tuesday's elections came in, President Obama made plans to reach across the aisle and began to prepare for life with a Congress fully controlled by Republicans.
Democrat Muriel Bowser fended off a challenge from two independents on Tuesday to win election as the seventh mayor in the District’s history.
After years of anti-Bush and pro-Obama surges, Republicans on Tuesday began to capture Senate seats in traditionally red states — the beginning of a swing toward what analysts said should be a natural GOP majority in the upper chamber.
Republicans put their checkbooks to work in the 2014 midterms, out-raising and outspending Democrats in both Senate and House elections.
Republican Thomas Cotton emerged victorious in the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas, defeating incumbent Sen. Mark L. Pryor Tuesday and solidifying the GOP's hold on a state that not long ago was dominated by the Democratic Party.
After simmering throughout the 2014 primaries and general election, the feud between tea party and establishment Republicans is set to boil over in the next two years as both factions turn up the heat in the battle to be kingmakers for the GOP presidential nominee.
A Florida judge has denied Democrats' plea for more voting time in Broward County, which according to a motion by challenger Charlie Crist had been plagued by voting system problems and confusion.
Democrat Tom Wolf captured the governor's seat in Pennsylvania Tuesday, defeating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in an historic election.
Republicans earned their first pick-up of the election Tuesday when Rep. Shelley Moore Capito easily won West Virginia's Senate seat, in a race where Democrats all but conceded months ago.
A top Democrat said the fact that so many races are too close to call Tuesday night is a testament to the Democrats hard work to drive grassroots supporters to the polls.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley defeated Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen on Tuesday, delivering the Palmetto State's first female governor a second term.
The Senate wasn't the only political player bracing for a party switch on Tuesday.
Sen. Mitch McConnell put himself a step closer to becoming the chamber's majority leader, easily turning back a challenge by Allison Lundergan Grimes in a race Democrats had desperately wanted to win.
Voting is getting weird in Florida again — this time, Democrats supporting challenger Charlie Crist want to extend voting hours in a key county.
Top Democrats acknowledged Tuesday night that it will be a difficult night for the party, but said they would continue to knock on doors and make phone calls until the final polls close.
President Obama gave a gloomy assessment of Democrats' chances in the midterm elections Tuesday, saying the election map couldn't be worse for his party.
Long before the polls closed Tuesday, Democrats already were pointing fingers at each other for election losses.
As voters cast their final verdict on President Obama Tuesday, Democratic hope has changed to frustration. The president isn't on the ballot, although he insists, with poorly timed pride, that the midterm election is a referendum on his agenda.
Voter dissatisfaction with the White House will have a stronger effect in a half-dozen states when the midterm elections get rolling on Tuesday, this according to a massive Gallup tracking data analysis of some 15,000 people over four months.
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It's all over now but the counting and the shouting. This has been a remarkable midterm election that became more the referendum on a presidency than usual.
After the poll is over, after the break of morn, after the consultants' leaving, after the stars are gone; Many a heart is aching, if you could read them all — many the hopes that have vanished, after the poll.
In the run-up to every election, Americans are told they must vote because "this election is the most important of our lifetime." Usually these words are spoken by candidates for whom every election is the most important of their lifetime — because they can be career-killers if they lose.