The year, the Donkey got stomped by the Elephant. As the polls predicted, there was a bumper crop of GOP victories. The Republicans regained control of the House, while the Democrats managed to hang onto the Senate.
In Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid eventually won out over Tea Party challenger Sharron Angle.
In Washington’s senate race, the race is still too close to call between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi.
Republican Rand Paul took the Senate seat in Kentucky, beating Democratic opponent Jack Conway.
In Alaska, write-in ballots could put Lisa Murkowski on top.
In California, Meg Whitman’s money wasn’t enough to buy her the California governorship. Likewise, fellow Silicon Valley alum Carly Fiorina failed to win her senate race.
In Delaware, Tea Partier Christine O’Donnell was trounced by Democrat Chris Coons. In New York, Tea Partier Carl Paladino lost by a wide margin to Democrat Andrew Cuomo.