(CNN) - Republican Randy Altschuler conceded his bid Wednesday to unseat Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in New York's 1st congressional district, settling the nation's last unresolved House contest from the November midterm elections. Bishop's victory keeps the GOP net gain in the House at 63 seats.
That leaves the final breakdown for the 112th Congress at 242 Republicans and 193 Democrats. The 63-seat gain for the GOP is the largest for any party since 1948.
(CNN) - Democrat Mark Dayton has won his bid to become Minnesota's next governor, defeating Republican state legislator Tom Emmer after a recount, according to updated vote results released Friday by the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Dayton, a former U.S. Senator, lead Emmer by more than 8,715 votes with 99.99 percent of all ballots recounted.
An additional 765 ballots remain challenged by the Emmer campaign, too few to affect the final outcome.
(CNN) - A report released Friday by Minnesota's secretary of state revealed that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer "frivolously" challenged more than 80 times the number of ballots than his Democratic opponent, Mark Dayton.
According to the latest ballot counts, Dayton is leading Emmer by more than 10,000 votes. He held an 8,752-vote lead after the November 2 elections.
The report indicates that local officials deemed 35 of Dayton's ballot challenges "frivolous," which prevents them from being sent to the state canvassing board for further review. By comparison, 2,845 of Emmer's challenges were overruled.
(CNN) - Minnesota’s gubernatorial recount is nearly complete and although the vote totals won’t be certified for at least another week, Democrat Mark Dayton is emerging as the near-certain victor.
With over 93 percent of the ballots re-counted, Dayton has lost 17 votes from his November 2 total, while Republican Tom Emmer has gained 53. Dayton led Emmer by nearly 9,000 votes after Election Day.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee brought in nearly $200 million dollars during the just concluded 2010 midterm election campaign cycle, out-raising the Republican National Committee by around $30 million.
According to filings Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission, the DNC raised $15.9 million from October 13 through mid-November, bringing to $195.6 million the amount raised for the entire cycle. That is the DNC's highest total in the years since the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which put restrictions on the political party committees fund-raising abilities.
(CNN) - Only about 15 percent of the gubernatorial ballots remain uncounted in Minnesota and as the final five counties complete their re-counts, the November 2 winner appears headed for a December victory as well.
Democrat Mark Dayton has gained 17 votes over his November 2 total; Republican Tom Emmer has gained 14 votes. Dayton's 8,751 vote pre-recount lead over Emmer has been upheld through three days of hand recounts.
Washington (CNN) - It was a moving day deadline for members of Congress who won't be coming back in January, and most seemed to be meeting Wednesday's timetable to pack up their prestigious offices and move to relatively humble cubicles to finish their final days on Capitol Hill.
But some are finding the temporary quarters a little demoralizing as staffers try to complete legislative duties from cubicles and banquet tables set up in the Rayburn Office Building cafeteria. Others are relegated to spending their December days sharing big, empty hearing rooms.
(CNN) - Nearly 70 percent of the gubernatorial votes have been re-counted in Minnesota, and the needle has barely moved in either direction.
Democrat Mark Dayton, who led Republican Tom Emmer by 8,751 votes before the recount began, has lost just 38 votes through Tuesday's counting. Emmer has lost one vote.
(CNN) - After one day of counting ballots in Minnesota, the gubernatorial race is widening. Barely.
Republican Tom Emmer has lost four votes while Democrat Mark Dayton has gained 20. Dayton led Emmer by nearly 9,000 votes before the recount began.
(Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET with statement from Emmers' campaign.)
(CNN) - After a treacherous eight month long recount and legal battle to determine the fate of the Norm Coleman-Al Franken Senate race in 2008, Minnesota elections officials will seek to run a swifter recount beginning Monday to determine the winner of the state's gubernatorial race.
Republican state lawmaker Tom Emmer trails former Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton by just 8,751 votes, or fewer than half of one percent of the 2.1 million votes cast.