A Wisconsin businessman Ron Johnson who sought support from the tea party has toppled one of the Senate's most prominent liberals.
Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden has won a third full term in office,easily fending off a challenge from a Republican political newcomer who self-financed most of his own campaign.
Republican Jon Runyan,the former pro football lineman,has declared victory over Democrat John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District,returning the post to the party that had long controlled it.
Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao,the first Vietnamese-American congressman,has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district,a rare seat that Democrats were able to snatch from the Republicans.
Rep. Barney Frank,a favorite target of conservatives,is going back to Washington for a 16th term after beating back one of the toughest re-election campaigns of his nearly three decades in the House of Representatives.
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.