California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.
In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.
Alaska's Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski beat tea party fav Joe Miller, despite Sarah Palin's best efforts to ice the incumbent.
SEQUIM, Wash. - The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.
This election made Alaska a unique case: voting Republican was a needed sacrifice to keep the far-right wing out of office.
Every statewide race in Texas was awash with big money.
Two weeks before election day, an unnamed outside Republican business group poured $1 million into vicious ads attacking Democratic incumbent Rep. Chris Murphy in the 5th Congressional District, claiming he voted for "Viagra for sex offenders."
The elections were a blow against comprehensive immigration reform.
Fans of Keith Olbermann, the fiery MSNBC host with a hefty liberal bent, are cheering the network's decision to end his suspension.
ST. LOUIS - As Missouri and the rest of the country come to terms with the results of the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, the Republican agenda here is already becoming crystal clear.