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Mark Maynard owns a used car lot, runs a towing business and spends his spare time on a professional drag racing pit crew. And despite not raising a dime for his Republican campaign he defeated West Virginia's longest-sitting state senator.
Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election.
Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego.
Meet the new House Republicans.
In all, it was a sobering election for the gay-rights movement, contrasting with its recent court victories that have nearly doubled the number of states allowing same-sex marriage.
Voters decided to elect Gordon Klingenschmitt to the Colorado House of Representatives Tuesday, with some possibly not realizing he's an ultra conservative, anti-gay religious right activist who removed the "foul spirit of lesbianism" through exorcism.
America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.
Scott Lively, the anti-gay vocal supporter of Uganda's "kill the gays" bill and Russia's "anti-gay propaganda" law, has placed a distant fourth in his bid to become the next governor of Massachusetts.
Profiles of the new senators elected Tuesday.
The Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, that was supposed to be the Democratic Party's savior, Charlie Crist, lost the governor's race to Rick Scott last night.