November 2nd, 2010
10:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin: Tea Party movement, GOP establishment share a 'common mission'

(CNN) – Tea Party favorite and former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seems to be laying the groundwork for bringing the GOP establishment and the Tea Party movement's activist base together.

"I think now is a time for a drive towards unity," Palin said in a cable news interview Tuesday night. "And I think that it will work because there's a common mission here with Tea Party Americans and with the GOP establishment," she told Fox News, according to a transcript.
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Filed under: GOP • Sarah Palin • Tea Party movement
November 2nd, 2010
10:06 PM ET
4 years ago

In Louisiana: CNN projects Republican Sen. win

(CNN) - Republican incumbent Sen. David Vitter has won his bid for re-election to a second term as Louisiana senator, CNN projects, beating out conservative Democratic Rep. Charlie Melancon. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Melancon • David Vitter • Louisiana • The Latest Calls
November 2nd, 2010
10:04 PM ET
4 years ago

In Missouri: CNN projects Republican Sen. win

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has won the Missouri Senate seat left vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond, CNN projects. Blunt defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan, the secretary of state with a family history in Missouri politics. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: 2010 • Missouri • Robin Carnahan • Roy Blunt • The Latest Calls
November 2nd, 2010
10:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party Patriots co-founder to GOP: beware the Tea Party in 2012

Washington (CNN) - Note to national Republicans: beware the Tea Party in 2012.

That's the message from the Tea Party Patriots, one of the movement's largest groups, as it celebrates early wins during Tuesday's midterm elections. Members and supporters of the group watched election returns from a Capitol Hill hotel.

"It's primarily important that we hold Republicans accountable," Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler told CNN after Republicans Rand Paul claimed victory in Kentucky and Marco Rubio won in Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tea Party movement
November 2nd, 2010
10:03 PM ET
4 years ago

In Arizona: CNN projects Republican Sen. win

(CNN) - Republican incumbent Sen. John McCain has defeated Democrat Rodney Glassman in Arizona's Senate race, CNN projects. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: Arizona • John McCain • The Latest Calls
November 2nd, 2010
10:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Begala: Congratulations to Republicans – and to Nancy Pelosi

Editor's note: The hotly contested campaign for the midterm elections is over. As the results come in, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Good manners compels me to congratulate the GOP on what looks to be a historic victory. And I would be remiss if I did not recognize the historic speakership of Nancy Pelosi.

America's first female speaker has left some big (metaphorical) high heels to fill. She put the House on the side of working families. If there were a Mount Rushmore for speakers, she would be on it. Look at her historic accomplishments:

The Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act for women, credit card reform, student loan reform, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which tripled AmeriCorps, Cash for Clunkers, the Clean Energy & Security Act, the American Recovry and Reinvestment Act, and most important, fundamental health care reform. The political winds have shifted against her, but the light of history will shine favorably upon her.

Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, was a political consultant for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992 and counselor to Clinton in the White House.

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Filed under: 2010 Election Analysis
November 2nd, 2010
10:00 PM ET
4 years ago

In Massachusetts: CNN projects Democratic Gov. win

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick has won re-election in Massachusetts' gubernatorial race, CNN projects, beating out Republican Charlie Baker. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: Deval Patrick • Massachusetts • The Latest Calls
November 2nd, 2010
10:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Erickson: GOP gains not sky-high

Editor's note: The hotly contested campaign for the midterm elections is over. As the results come in, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

The expectations game was one the Republicans built up for themselves, with, in closing days, a number of Republicans really buying the hype that they could get to a gain of 80 or 90 seats in the House.

That is not likely, but the Republicans will, after only four years, take back the House. That's a big shift in four years. They'll have to be cautious, though, because the polling is showing that voters still don't trust the GOP.

The one consistent point we have seen in the House and the Senate is that the Democrats who are holding on in swing states and swing districts are those who ran against the Democrats. Gov. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who won a Senate seat, said he was going to take "the fight to Washington."

Exactly who is he going to fight other than his own president?

Erick Erickson is the editor-in-chief of the conservative website RedState.com

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November 2nd, 2010
09:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Sec. of State Clinton cracks 'em up in Kuala Lumpur

(CNN) – W.C. Fields once said, when asked how he was doing, "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

Tonight the State Department released remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Talking about the election, she said President Obama would rather be in Kuala Lumpur than back in Washington.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • President Obama
November 2nd, 2010
09:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Record number of openly gay candidates

(CNN) – There are 123 openly gay people running for public office this election year, a record number according to the Victory Fund which finances openly gay candidates.

They include David Cicilline who is running in Rhode Island for the 1st Congressional District seat. The former mayor of Providence, R.I. could become just the seventh openly gay person to serve in Congress, and only the third to be elected for the first time as an openly gay candidate.
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