While New York was called for the president, upstate New York is a major battle for the House, with six seats on the line. Congresswoman Kathy Hochul of New York’s 27th District is one of the clearest example of Democrats' national strategy. She won a special election in 2011 in a Republican district running against the Ryan plan and its changes to Medicare. And national strategists thought that they saw a winning issue.
In the meantime, Hochul's district, the 27th, was redrawn to lean even more Republican. She's in a dead-heat race with Republican Chris Collins, who says he supports changes to Medicare, but stops well short of endorsing the Ryan budget.
A man carries his dog as he waits in line to turn in his ballot during the U.S. presidential election, at a polling station set up for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, in an art gallery at John Jay College, in New York. The state was called for President Obama on Tuesday. Photo by Reuters/Chip East.
While we’ve called the Senate race in Connecticut already, races in Arizona, Indiana and North Dakota still could determine who controls the Senate and the president's agenda come January. Gwen Ifill spoke with Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz and The Rothenberg Political Report's Nathan Gonzales for more on just what's on the line.
Voters sign in to vote at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center for the U.S. presidential election in Racine, Wisconsin, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas.
Alaska is the biggest state geographically. However, Alaska will decide less than 1% of the Election 2012— GoogleFacts (@GoogleFacts) November 7, 2012
Voters cast their ballots on Election Day at Storey Gym in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Tuesday. The state was called for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
UPDATE: MSNBC and CBS call Massachusetts for Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1 in Massachusetts, but rhetoric coming from both sides of the contentious Senate race this campaign season emphasized moderation and independence -- from Washington and from Wall Street. Gwen Ifill visited the Bay State in mid-October, reporting on the high profile and increasingly nasty contest between Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
Brown beat Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, in 2010 Senate race, taking a seat once held by Sen. Ted Kennedy.
OLATHE, Kan.-- Voters line up outside the Johnson County election office on Monday morning, Nov. 5, for the last day of early voting. The state was called for Romney on Tuesday. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star.