South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley and her family celebrated her victory Tuesday night.
While California's Meg Whitman (who lost) and South Carolina's Nikki Haley (who won) got the most attention, here are the fates of some other intriguing women who would be governors.
Ariz. Republican Jan Brewer defeats Democrat Terry Goddard
Okla. Republican Mary Fallin defeats Democrat Jari Askins
N.M. Republican Susanna Martinez defeats Diane Denish
S.C. Republican Nikki Haley defeats Vincent Sheheen
Calif. Republican Meg Whitman loses to Democrat Jerry Brown
Maine Democrat Libby Mitchell loses to either GOP Paul LePage or Independent Eliot Cutler (too close to call)
Mass. Green/Rainbow Party Jill Stein finished fourth, Democrat Deval Patrick re-elected
Texas Libertarian Kathie Glass finished third, Republican Rick Perry re-elected
Wyo. Democrat Leslie Petersen loses to Republican Matt Mead
Too Close To Call:
UPDATE AT 10:40 AM, EASTERN
Fla: Democrat Alex Sink concedes to Republican Rick Scott