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New Hampshire Election Results: John Lynch Defeats John Stephen In 2010 Governor’s Race

CONCORD, N.H. — Democratic Gov. John Lynch has overcome an anti-incumbent groundswell and defeated Republican John Stephen to win a historic fourth consecutive two-year term as New Hampshire’s governor. The 57-year-old Lynch faced one of his toughest re-election battles against Stephen, a former health and human services commissioner. Stephen tried to tap voter unrest by […]

John Lynch Defeats John Stephen In New Hampshire Governor’s Race

CONCORD, N.H. — Democratic Gov. John Lynch has overcome an anti-incumbent groundswell and defeated Republican John Stephen to win a historic fourth consecutive two-year term as New Hampshire’s governor. The 57-year-old Lynch faced one of his toughest re-election battles against Stephen, a former health and human services commissioner. Stephen tried to tap voter unrest by […]

Marco Rubio Defeats Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek In Florida Senate Race

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Republican Marco Rubio easily defeated Gov. Charlie Crist and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek to take Florida’s open Senate seat on Tuesday, keeping it with the GOP. An Associated Press analysis of preliminary exit poll data showed that the tea party favorite beat Democratic nominee Meek and Crist, who left the Republican […]

Kelly Ayotte Defeats Paul Hodes In New Hampshire Senate Race

CONCORD, N.H. — Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht), a conservative Republican endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has defeated Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes (hohdz) to keep retiring New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg’s seat Republican. A fiscal and social conservative, the 42-year-old Ayotte opposes gay marriage and abortion and pledges to cut government spending. […]

New Hampshire Election Results: Kelly Ayotte Defeats Paul Hodes In 2010 Senate Race

CONCORD, N.H. — Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht), a conservative Republican endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has defeated Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes (hohdz) to keep retiring New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg’s seat Republican. A fiscal and social conservative, the 42-year-old Ayotte opposes gay marriage and abortion and pledges to cut government spending. […]

Chris Coons Defeats Christine O’Donnell In Delaware Senate Race

WILMINGTON, Del. — Democrat Chris Coons easily won Delaware’s Senate race Tuesday over Republican Christine O’Donnell, a tea party favorite who struggled to shake old cable-show footage in which she spoke out against masturbation and talked about dabbling in witchcraft as a teenager. Based on an AP analysis of preliminary exit polling data, Coons defeated […]

Delaware Election Results: Chris Coons Defeats Christine O’Donnell In 2010 Senate Race

WILMINGTON, Del. — Democrat Chris Coons easily won Delaware’s Senate race Tuesday over Republican Christine O’Donnell, a tea party favorite who struggled to shake old cable-show footage in which she spoke out against masturbation and talked about dabbling in witchcraft as a teenager. Based on an AP analysis of preliminary exit polling data, Coons defeated […]

Terry Smith: Dysfunctional Democracy: U.S. Senate Will Now Have Zero African Americans

Prognosticators had long ago called the outcome of Tuesday’s elections: A tea-party-infused mass rejection of the Democrats. There is, however, one outcome that was even more certain and that should be considered more troubling for our democracy than the ordinary midterm shifts of voters’ partisan preferences. With the departure of Roland Burris, who was appointed […]