(CNN) - Democrat Dan Malloy has won the tight Connecticut governor's race over Republican Tom Foley, secretary of state Susan Bysiewicz announced by statement Friday.
The victory for Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, is the first for a Democrat in the state since 1986. He will replace M. Jodi Rell, who retired from office.
(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva has won a fifth term in the U.S. House after narrowly defeating Republican Ruth McClung, a physicist, according to a CNN projection. Grijalva prevailed with 49 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent to McClung.
(CNN) - Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day.
Murray held a 2 point lead with 82 percent of the vote counted Thursday night.
"This evening, I called Sen. Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate," Rossi said in a statement.
(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly won his bid for a full term in Illinois, CNN projects. He defeated Republican challenger Bill Brady and three other minor candidates. Quinn was lieutenant governor in 2009 when the Illniois state Senate removed then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
(CNN) - Republican Rep. Mark Kirk has won the Illinois Senate race, CNN projects, defeating Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias for President Barack Obama's seat. Democratic Sen. Roland Burris, who replaced Obama, is retiring. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee has defeated Republican John Robitaille and Democrat Frank Caprio to win the race for Rhode Island governor, CNN projects. Republican Gov. Don Carcieri is term-limited. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - Republican candidate John Kasich has defeated Democratic incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio's gubernatorial race, CNN projects. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - Republican candidate Pat Toomey has defeated Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak to win the Pennsylvania Senate seat, CNN projects. The seat was left vacated by Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost in the state's primary elections. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.