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Duckworth projected to beat Walsh in IL House race

Democrat Tammy Duckworth will unseat Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) in the race for the congressional seat representing Illinois’ 8th district, according to voter projections by CNN. With 53 percent of state precincts reporting as of 10:30 pm EST, Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran who lost both of her legs while…

McCaskill shuts down Akin’s Senate bid

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday ended the Senate bid of a Republican congressman who came under fire after he asserted that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” CBS News and other media organizations announced that McCaskill was projected to defeat Republican Rep. Todd Akin with just…

Alan Grayson to rejoin U.S. House

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) will return to Congress after defeating Republican candidate Todd Long. “I’m going to do my best when it comes to jobs, when it comes to housing, when it comes to education [and] when it comes to human needs,” Grayson told his supporters, according to the…

Indiana GOP Senate candidate, tarnished by rape remark, loses election

At least one of the Republican Senate hopefuls who made headlines with controversial remarks about rape and pregnancy will be heading home, as news outlets reported Tuesday night that Richard Mourdock had lost his bid to represent Indiana. The news is a blow to Republican hopes of retaking the Senate,…

Ken Blackwell blames long lines on African-American turnout machine

Ken Blackwell, the Republican former Ohio Secretary of State who presided over President George W. Bush’s 2004 win, on Tuesday suggested that “groups that turn out high numbers of voters” — instead of restrictions on early voting — were to blame for long lines in African American precincts. During an…

Sen. Sherrod Brown victorious in Ohio despite onslaught of outside spending

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio defeated his Republican challenger Josh Mandel on Tuesday night. The Democratic senator faced an onslaught of outside campaign spending from conservative groups like Crossroads GPS, which spent more than $6 million on the Ohio race. The race was dominated by outside spending for both…

Elizabeth Warren projected to win MA Senate race

Both CNN and MSNBC have predicted Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren will win the state senate race in Massachusetts, beating incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). Both outlets had Warren beating Scott 52 percent to 48 percent with just under 40 percent of precincts reporting as of 10 pm EST. The race…

Romney: ‘I’ve only written one speech at this point’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters Tuesday evening he was “very pleased” with his campaign, as he prepared to receive the results of Tuesday’s election. “I feel like we put it all on the field,” Romney said onboard a bus taking him to Boston, Massachusetts, where a fleet of…

Religious right voter guides displayed at Virginia polling place

A polling station in Virginia displayed voter guides created by conservative Christian groups, video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday showed. Shepherd Johnson, who uploaded the video, said he didn’t see anybody reading the voter guides at the Central Virginia Assembly of God in Gum Spring, but they were only about…

O’Reilly: Minorities and women voting Obama because they ‘want stuff’

As election results were coming in on Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asserted that President Barack Obama could win because Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had praised the response to Hurricane Sandy and because many voters — like blacks, Hispanics and women — “feel they are entitled…

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