Voters have elected South Carolina's first woman governor in the from of Rep. Nikki Haley.
Democrat Terri Sewell has become the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama.
Republican Dan Benishek has won the race to succeed veteran Democrat Bart Stupak in Congress.
Republican Austin Scott has defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall in middle Georgia's 8th District. Marshall,a four-term congressman from Macon,was ousted in Tuesday's elections amid a tide of Republican gains in Congress.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has bucked the anti-incumbent trend and won a second term with the help of some of the same political advisers who hope to do the same in two years for his friend President Barack Obama.
Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter survived a barrage of attacks stemming from his involvement with a prostitution ring and handily defeated his Democratic challenger for a second term in the Senate.
Iowa voters have elected Republican Charles Grassley to a sixth Senate term,extending a political career that dates to 1958.
Republican John McCain has defeated a little-known Democrat to win a fifth term in the U.S. Senate.
Gov. Joe Manchin has kept West Virginia's U.S. Senate seat in the hands of the Democratic Party.
Republican Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has been elected South Dakota's new governor over Democratic candidate Scott Heidepriem.
Florida's Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has been ousted after earning notoriety in his single term for harsh rhetoric that included accusing Republicans of wanting sick people to "die quickly."
Republican Sam Brownback is returning home to be governor of Kansas after 16 years in Washington.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been elected in New York to the seat she was appointed to last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Republican Congressman Jerry Moran has won the U.S. Senate race in Kansas,easily beating his novice Democratic opponent.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has eased to a third term over a little-known Republican challenger in New York.
South Dakota Republican John Thune has easily retained his U.S. Senate seat in a rare unopposed race.
North Dakota's Republican Gov. John Hoeven has won the U.S. Senate race,gaining a seat how held by a Democrat.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo has coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino in the race to be New York's next governor.
Republican Morgan Griffith has unseated 14-term Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher,a major victory for the Republican Party in an election that's been cast as a referendum on President Barack Obama.
A congressional candidate criticized for dressing in a Nazi uniform during World War II re-enactments has lost his election bid in Ohio. Republican Rich Iott lost to Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur,who has been in Congress since 1983.