Don Gonyea Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org.
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The Republican candidate for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, Martha McSally, speaks at a news conference on Nov. 5, the morning after the election. McSally's race against Democrat Ron Barber is so close it triggered a recount. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Is The Election Over Yet?

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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

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Republicans Gain Seats In State Legislatures, Governors Mansions

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Getting Out The Vote A More Challenging Task In The Midterms

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Iowa Senate Candidates Get In Last-Minute Campaigning

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan quiets a cheering crowd at a Republican rally in November 1986. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

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With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

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Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, a businessman, plays at a union hall in Sioux Falls, S.D. "We've tried to make this campaign fun," he told the crowd. "We're enjoying it. I hope you are." Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

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Iowa's Westside Conservative Club holds breakfast meetings at a Machine Shed restaurant outside Des Moines. Longtime GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley spoke at a recent breakfast. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

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Secret Service's Hollywood Allure Fueled By Its Secrecy

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Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

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