Mitt Romney Lost, But How Did The Other Key Races Turn Out Last Night?

By John Hawkins
TPNN Contributor

Understandably, most people were focused on the Obama vs. Romney contest, but there were a lot of other important races last night. Overall, the GOP gained governorships, should roughly have a wash in the House, and lost Senate seats. Here’s a breakdown on how some of the most important races turned out.

House Races

Mia Love (R-UT) lost to Jim Matheson (D-UT)
Allen West (R-FL) lost to Patrick Murphy (D-FL)
Michele Bachmann (R-MN) defeated Jim Graves (D-MN)
Pete Stark (D-CA) lost to Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Samuel Wurzelbacher (R-OH) lost to Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Steve King (R-IA) defeated Christie Vilsack (D-IA)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Il) defeated Marcus Lewis and Brian Woodwoorth

Henry Waxman (*D-CA) is ahead of Bill Bloomfield (I-CA), but the race wasn’t called when this went to print
Mike McIntyre (*D-NC) is ahead of David Rouzer (R-NC), but the race wasn’t called when this went to print

Senate Races

Jeff Flake (R-AZ) defeated Richard Carmona (D-AZ) for Jon Kyl’s Senate seat
Dean Heller (R-NV*) defeated (D-NV) Shelley Berkley
Joe Donnelly (D-IN) defeated (R-IN) Richard Mourdock for (R-IN) Richard Lugar’s seat
Angus King (I-ME) defeated (R-ME) Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dil (D-ME) for (R-ME) Olympia Snowe’s seat
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) defeated (R-MA*) Scott Brown
Claire McCaskill (*D-MO) defeated (R-MO) Todd Akin
Tim Kaine (D-VA) defeated (R-VA) George Allen for Jim Webb’s seat (D-VA)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) defeated (R-WI) Tommy Thompson for Herb Kohl’s seat (D-WI)

Jon Tester (*D-MT) is ahead of (R-MT) Denny Rehberg, but the race wasn’t called when this went to print.
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is ahead of (R-ND) Rick Berg for Byron Dorgan’s seat (D-ND), but the race wasn’t called when this went to print

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