Photos: 2010 Midterm Elections

  • President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the White House to address midterm election results.
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    President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the White House to address midterm election results.
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  • House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-OH (center), speaks during a press conference with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (right) on Capitol Hill.
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    House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-OH (center), speaks during a press conference with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (right) on Capitol Hill.
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  • Incumbent Senatorial candidate Michael Bennet (D-CO) cheers with his family on Tuesday night, as early returns showed him leading. As of Wednesday afternoon, The Denver Post has reported that Bennett will be keeping his sea in the Senate.
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    Incumbent Senatorial candidate Michael Bennet (D-CO) cheers with his family on Tuesday night, as early returns showed him leading. As of Wednesday afternoon, The Denver Post has reported that Bennett will be keeping his sea in the Senate.
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  • Republican Marco Rubio stands with his mother, Oria Rubio, during his "Reclaim America Victory Celebration" in Coral Gables, Fla., after he clinched the Florida Senate seat.
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    Republican Marco Rubio stands with his mother, Oria Rubio, during his "Reclaim America Victory Celebration" in Coral Gables, Fla., after he clinched the Florida Senate seat.
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  • Tea Party-supported Republican Rand Paul defeated Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky's Senate race.
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    Tea Party-supported Republican Rand Paul defeated Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky's Senate race.
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  • California governor-elect Jerry Brown, a Democrat, speaks to supporters as he celebrates his win over Republican challenger and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
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    California governor-elect Jerry Brown, a Democrat, speaks to supporters as he celebrates his win over Republican challenger and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
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  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, (center) celebrates with her husband and Sen. Dianne Feinstein after winning a fourth term in a close race against Republican candidate Carly Fiorina.
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    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, (center) celebrates with her husband and Sen. Dianne Feinstein after winning a fourth term in a close race against Republican candidate Carly Fiorina.
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  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) thanks supporters at a results watching party in Anchorage, Alaska. Murkowski, defending her Senate seat as a write-in candidate, pulled into the lead in early results.
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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) thanks supporters at a results watching party in Anchorage, Alaska. Murkowski, defending her Senate seat as a write-in candidate, pulled into the lead in early results.
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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraces family members after defeating Sharron Angle in Nevada. Reid's victory helped Democrats hold their Senate majority.
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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraces family members after defeating Sharron Angle in Nevada. Reid's victory helped Democrats hold their Senate majority.
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  • Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, surrounded by family, concedes defeat to Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware. Coons will take over Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat.
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    Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, surrounded by family, concedes defeat to Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware. Coons will take over Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat.
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  • Tim Scott celebrates his victory in a House race in South Carolina. Scott is the first black Republican to be elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction.
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    Tim Scott celebrates his victory in a House race in South Carolina. Scott is the first black Republican to be elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction.
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  • Oklahoma governor-elect Mary Fallin (right), hugs her daughter, Christina, at a victory party in Oklahoma City. Fallin will become Oklahoma's first female governor.
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    Oklahoma governor-elect Mary Fallin (right), hugs her daughter, Christina, at a victory party in Oklahoma City. Fallin will become Oklahoma's first female governor.
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  • New York governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, gives a victory speech after defeating Carl Paladino.
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    New York governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, gives a victory speech after defeating Carl Paladino.
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  • Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry kisses his wife, Anita, at a victory party in Buda, Texas after winning re-election.
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    Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry kisses his wife, Anita, at a victory party in Buda, Texas after winning re-election.
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