(CNN) – With the 112th Congress coming to an end, several senators gave their farewell remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday.
As they depart, many of them touched on a need for bipartisanship or reflected on key pieces of legislation they helped pass. See some of the highlights after the jump.
(CNN) - In North Dakota, Democratic Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp defeated Republican Rep. Rick Berg, CNN projected.
Her win is a major victory for Democrats who long feared they would lose the seat vacated by Sen. Kent Conrad, who is retiring.
(CNN) – The governorship for North Dakota will remain in Republican hands with Governor Jack Dalrymple beating his Democratic challenger Ryan Taylor, CNN has projected.
Dalrymple was seeking a full term in the office previously held by fellow Republican John Hoeven, who resigned in late 2010 after winning the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Byron Dorgan.
(CNN) – An independent, conservative group said it launched five new television ads in tight Senate races across the country on Tuesday.
Crossroads GOP spent $4 million on the ads, set to run in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin through Monday.
(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Tuesday released two new television ads attacking Republican Rep. Rick Berg in North Dakota's tight Senate race.
Both commercials blast the congressman over the House Republicans' recent decision not to vote on the so-called farm bill until after the elections.
(CNN) – A conservative non-profit group is weighing in on races for the U.S. Senate in Nevada and North Dakota races with $635,000 in television advertising, the group said Wednesday.
The American Future Fund ads are critical of the Democrat in each race: Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada and former North Dakota state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp.
Washington (CNN) - A top independent conservative group is going up with a new round of television commercials in five states in the battle for control of the Senate.
Crossroads GPS confirms to CNN that it will spend $4.2 million to run TV ads in Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada and Virginia. The group, which was co-founded by Karl Rove, says the spots start running Wednesday and will air through next Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) - American Crossroads and its affiliated group Crossroads GPS are going up with television commercials in six more states with competitive Senate races.
The pro-Republican independent groups, co-founded by Karl Rove, last week went up with spots in three other states with crucial contests that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate next year. And Crossroads has already dished out big bucks over the past six weeks to put up television commercials in key battleground states that are critical of President Barack Obama.
New York (CNNMoney) - Voters in North Dakota, where the economy is swelling with money from the oil boom, have voted against abolishing property taxes in the state.
More than 76% voted "no" in Tuesday's initiative to get rid of the property tax, according to returns from the North Dakota Secretary of State.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Jobs and energy prices dominated weekly addresses by Democrats and Republicans on Saturday, a day after government numbers showed the creation of 227,000 new jobs last month.
Despite the jobs, the unemployment rate remained unchanged, according to the numbers.