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The Winners and Losers: Midterm Elections in Pictures
For the first time in eight years, Republicans took control of the Senate, while expanding their majority in the House, according to NBC News projections.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, center, celebrates with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, at an election night party in Louisville on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. McConnell won a sixth term in Washington, with his eyes on the larger prize of GOP control of the Senate. The Kentucky senate race, with McConnell, a 30-year incumbent fighting off a spirited challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, had been among the most combative and closely watched contests that could determine the balance of power in Congress.
Ariel Judah, center, and her mother Shari Judah, right, both of Silver Spring, Md., cheer for early election results during a campaign party for Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, not pictured, in Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 4. Hogan beat Democratic nominee Anthony Brown.
Republican U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst thanks her supporters after she won the U.S. Senate race on election night on Nov. 4 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Ernst and her opponent Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) have been locked in a months-long campaign battle that had them tied in the polls going into election day.
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