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MINNESOTA: Keith Ellison Defeats Hate Group Lawyer

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: DFLer Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota attorney general, defeating Republican Doug Wardlow in a bitterly contested race that attracted national attention from both political parties. In a campaign marked by allegations of domestic abuse and an intense spotlight on their pasts, the candidates presented voters with starkly different visions for how they would lead the office …

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Nancy Pelosi: Tomorrow Will Be A New Day For America

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the House minority leader who may soon be speaker, on Tuesday celebrated Democratic victories in that chamber, as the party inched toward reclaiming the majority. “Tomorrow will be a new day in America,” she declared at an election night party. “We have all had enough of division,” she said. “The American …

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IOWA: White Nationalist Steve King Wins Reelection

Sioux City’s ABC affiliate reports: Rep. Steve King was reelected to a ninth term in Iowa’s fourth U.S. congressional district on Tuesday, overcoming Democrat J.D. Scholten’s challenge and some criticism from within his own party. King, 69, of Kiron, was first elected to congress in 2002. He had only faced one serious challenge for his seat prior to this year, …

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MISSOURI: Republican Josh Hawley Flips Senate Seat

The Hill reports: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won the closely watched Senate race in Missouri on Tuesday night, handing Republicans a significant victory as they look to expand their majority. Hawley defeated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who was viewed as one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection after President Trump won her state in 2016 by …

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NEW YORK: Indicted Republican Rep Wins Reelection

The Democrat & Chronicle reports: Indicted Congressman Christopher Collins has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated challenger Nathan McMurray, who conceded the race around 11:06 p.m. McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, mounted his long-shot campaign earlier this year with scant expectation of winning. But in the aftermath of Collins’ indictment in August on federal insider …

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NEW YORK: Dem Flips Nutbag Claudia Tenney’s Seat

Utica’s CBS affiliate reports: CBS News is projecting Anthony Brindisi (D) as the winner of the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R). Brindisi has a 52 percent to 48 percent advantage with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Tenney was elected to Congress in 2016, following the retirement of Richard Hanna. …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis

Vox reports: Republican Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum, the young Tallahassee mayor who was vying to become the first black governor in Florida history, to keep the Sunshine State’s governor’s mansion in GOP hands. DeSantis clung tightly to President Trump, except when Trump advanced a conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. DeSantis …

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BREAKING: Democrats Have FLIPPED The US House!!!

MSNBC and Fox News have forecast that the Democrats have won enough seats to flip the House with many races yet to be called. Story developing… UPDATE: Bloomberg reports. Democrats clinched the U.S. House majority, halting Republicans’ eight-year reign as voters delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump, according to projections from NBC and FOX. Republicans have kept control of …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Voters Reject Anti-Trans Measure

Via press release from the ACLU: “By winning the first statewide popular vote on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters reaffirmed our Commonwealth as a place that fiercely defends our basic values of dignity and respect for everyone. When Massachusetts leads on equality, the nation watches – and often, it follows. Tonight, we sent a message not just to transgender people and …

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Narrowly Defeats Beto O’Rourke

CNBC reports: Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is projected to win re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate, emerging victorious from the toughest political fight of his career, according to NBC News. Cruz overcame significant deficits in fundraising and enthusiasm to defeat Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of the most closely watched races in the country. Texas …

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