Races to Watch: Race by Race Details

Alaska Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 1:15:10 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mark Begich (D)  45%
Mark Fish (LIB)  4%
Theodore Gianoutsos (NP)  2%
Sean Godfrey (R)   
Sidney Hill (NP)   
John Jaramillo (R)   
Daniel Sullivan (R)  49% Winner
Republican Dan Sullivan has beat incumbent Democrat Mark Begich to be the next Senator from Alaska. Sullivan is a former Attorney General of the State and former Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. This role is informally known as the CEO of the state because of its oversight of so many of Alaska's major industries including Oil and Gas, Mining, Fisheries, Timber, etc. Sullivan is a 20 year veteran of the Marine Reserves and served as Director of the National Security Council under Condelezza Rice.

Arizona Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 8:40:38 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ann Kirkpatrick (D)  53% Winner
Andy Tobin (R)  47%
Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has won reelection in the sprawling 1st Congressional District of Arizona, defeating BIPAC endorsed Republican Andy Tobin. The district includes the Northeastern part of the state, Flagstaff and Navajo Nation. Ms. Kirkpatrick's seat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee put her at the center of some important business issues in the 113th Congress (whether or not she remains on that committee remains to be seen). Kirkpatrick was endorsed by the Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona Education Association and EMILY's List. http://www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com/

Arizona Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/17/2014 1:14:21 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ron Barber (D)  50%
Sydney Dudikoff (R)   
Martha McSally (R)  50% Winner
Sampson Ramirez (NP)   

Arizona Congressional District 09
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 8:47:04 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Powell Gammill (LIB)  3%
Wendy Rogers (R)  43%
Kyrsten Sinema (D)  54% Winner
Kyrsten Sinema (D) -Democrat incumbent Kyrsten Sinema has won reelection in Arizona's 9th district, which includes East Phoenix, Tempe, and parts of Scottsdale. Ms. Sinema smartly staked out middle ground in her first term by building good relations with the business community. She was endorsed by Arizona AFL-CIO, BIPAC, Human Rights Campaign and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She had a reputation for seeking consensus while serving on the House Committee on Financial Services. http://kyrstensinema.com/

Arkansas Senate
Percent Reporting: 96    Last Update: 11/5/2014 8:37:12 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Tom Cotton (R)  57% Winner
Nathan LaFrance (LIB)  2%
Scott Pfleegor (NP)   
Mark Pryor (D)  40%
Mark Swaney (G)  2%
Tom Cotton (R) - Republican Congressman Tom Cotton has upset incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor to be the next Senator from Arkansas. Cotton, who is finishing just his first term in the House, won the nomination uncontested and ran a hard race in the heavily Republican state. Cotton, an Army Ranger who served in Iraq is a Harvard and Harvard Law School graduate and at age 37 will be one of the youngest members of the Senate. In the House, he served on the Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

Arkansas Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 8:38:09 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Patrick Hays (D)  44%
French Hill (R)  52% Winner
Charles Neely (NP)   
Debrah Standiford (LIB)  4%
Republican French Hill has been declared the winner in the race to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas, which encompasses the central part of the state, including Little Rock. Mr. Hill has an extensive background in business as the founder and chairman of Delta Trust & Bank. He was also senior policy advisor to President George H.W. Bush and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. This district contains Little Rock and is therefore not as conservative as other districts. He made jobs and the economy the focus of his campaign. This seat will likely remain competitive in future cycles. http://www.electfrench.com/

Arkansas Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 99    Last Update: 11/5/2014 4:38:42 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ken Hamilton (LIB)  3%
Janis Percefull (NP)   
Bruce Westerman (R)  54% Winner
James Witt (D)  43%
Bruce Westerman (R) has been declared the winner of the race for the 4th Congressional District of Arkansas, which contains the south and southwest parts of the state. Mr. Westerman was previously the Majority Leader of the Arkansas House, the first Republican to hold such a title since Reconstruction. It is unclear if he is as conservative as the man he is replacing, Tom Cotton, but he campaigned on economic and agricultural issues. Westerman was endorsed by the NRA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Mike Huckabee. http://www.brucewesterman.com/

California Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:06:32 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
John Garamendi (D)  53% Winner
Daniel Logue (R)  47%
Democratic Congressman John Garamendi has won reelection in California's 3rd district, which includes Fairfield, Davis, and Yuba City, defeating Republican Dan Logue. Mr. Garamendi served on the Armed Services, Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture Committees in the 113th Congress. He was endorsed by the Sierra Club, California Teachers Association, AFL-CIO, and United Auto Workers. http://www.garamendi.org/

California Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/21/2014 10:43:22 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ami Bera (D)  50% Winner
Doug Ose (R)  50%

California Congressional District 09
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:08:34 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Antonio Amador (R)  48%
Jerry McNerney (D)  52% Winner

California Congressional District 15
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:10:31 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Hugh Bussell (R)  31%
Eric Swalwell (D)  69% Winner
Freshman incumbent Eric Swalwell (D) has been declared the winner of the race for California's 15th Congressional district, which includes the East Bay and Alameda. During his brief tenure in Congress, Swalwell has impressed people in California and nationally for his willingness to seek consensus solutions and actively bring all sides together for productive legislation. He was endorsed by the California Teachers Association, BIPAC and the Human Rights Campaign. http://www.swalwellforcongress.com/

California Congressional District 16
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/21/2014 10:43:44 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jim Costa (D)  50% Winner
Johnny Tacherra (R)  50 %

California Congressional District 21
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/18/2014 11:24:34 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Amanda Renteria (D)  41%
David Valadao (R)  59% Winner
David Valadao (R) - David Valadao (R) has defeated Amanda Renteria (D) in the race for California's 21st district, which includes the Central Valley and parts of Bakersfield. Mr. Valadao represents a district won by President Obama by 11 points in 2012. As the son of Portuguese immigrants with an extensive background in farming and grazing, he relates well to this rural district. This seat will likely draw the attention Democrats again in 2016. He was endorsed by the Hispanic Roundtable Business Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and BIPAC. https://www.valadaoforcongress.com/

California Congressional District 25
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:12:53 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Stephen Knight (R)  54% Winner
Anthony Strickland (R)  46%
Republican Steve Knight has been declared the winner of California's 25th district race, surprising many. Knight defeated fellow Republican Tony Strickland, who was in the race because of California's primary system, which allows the top two vote getters to move on to the general election regardless of political party. Knight represents a large part of this district in the state Senate, but was believed to be the underdog going into the election. http://steveknight.org/

California Congressional District 26
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 10:09:58 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Julia Brownley (D)  51% Winner
Jeff Gorell (R)  49%
Democrat incumbent Congresswoman Julia Brownley has won reelection for California's 26th Congressional District. Ms. Brownley defeated State Assemblyman Jeff Gorell. Ms. Brownley served on the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 113th Congress. http://juliabrownley.com/

California Congressional District 31
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 5:20:53 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Pete Aguilar (D)  51% Winner
Paul Chabot (R)  49%
Democrat Pete Aguilar has been declared the winner in the race to fill California's open 31st district seat. Aguilar is the Mayor of Redlands and was favored to win this Democratic leaning seat. The seat opened up after GOP Rep. Gary Miller announced his retirement earlier this cycle. Obama won here by 17 points in 2012. http://www.peteaguilar.com/

California Congressional District 33
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:15:04 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Elan Carr (R)  42%
Ted Lieu (D)  48% Winner
Democrat Ted Lieu has prevailed in California's 33rd district, as was expected. The district includes Santa Monica and Beverly Hills and was opened after Henry Waxman declared his retirement following 40 years in the House. Lieu has a reputation for being constructive in the State Senate and ran on a campaign of humanitarianism and productive engagement with all sides of any given issue. Lieu was endorsed by Sierra Club, BIPAC and the National Education Association. http://www.tedlieu.com/

California Congressional District 52
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2014 9:46:01 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carl DeMaio (R)  49%
Scott Peters (D)  51% Winner
Democrat incumbent Scott Peters has been declared the winner in California's 52nd District. This was one of the most competitive races of the cycle, with Peters ultimately edging out Republican Carl DeMaio for this San Diego based seat. Both candidates split support from the business community, and Peters was backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, California Labor Federation and Planned Parenthood. This seat will continue to be competitive in future years. http://www.scottpeters.com/

Colorado Senate
Percent Reporting: 97    Last Update: 11/6/2014 10:34:56 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Raul Acosta (I)  1%
Kathleen Cunningham (R)   
Cory Gardner (R)  49% Winner
William Hammons (OTHER)   
Gaylon Kent (LIB)  3%
Stephen Shogan (I)  1%
Mark Udall (D)  46%
Donald Willoughby (I)   
Cory Gardner (R) - Republican Congressman Cory Gardner has defeated Democratic Incumbent Mark Udall to be the next Senator from Colorado. Gardner is an attorney by training and served on the staff of former Colorado Senator Wayne Allard. He was elected to the Colorado Legislature in 2005 and to Congress in 2010 where he served on the Energy Committee. At age 40, Gardner will be one of the youngest members of the Senate.

Colorado Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 87    Last Update: 11/6/2014 10:43:01 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mike Coffman (R)  52% Winner
Norm Olsen (LIB)  3%
Andrew Romanoff (D)  43%
Gary Swing (G)  2%
Republican incumbent Mike Coffman has been declared the winner of the race to represent Colorado's 6th district, encompassing the Denver suburbs including Aurora. Coffman was endorsed by the NFIB, BIPAC, and The Denver Post. Coffman defeated former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff in one of the most hotly contested races in the country. Coffman served in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps before being elected to Congress, and has been a visible supporter of Veterans. http://coffmanforcongress.com/

Florida Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/4/2014 10:18:04 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Gwendolyn Graham (D)  50.5% Winner
Luther Lee (NP)   
Steve Southerland (R)  49.5%
Democrat Gwen Graham has defeated Republican incumbent Steve Southerland in the race for Florida's 2nd district. This northwest Florida seat has a Republican tilt, and even though it was a good year for Republicans, Graham was able to localize the campaign and paint Southerland as out of touch and too extreme for the district. Graham's father, former Senator and Governor Bob Graham, also made for a strong surrogate on the campaign trail. https://www.gwengraham.com/

Florida Congressional District 18
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:05:39 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carl Domino (R)  40%
Patrick Murphy (D)  60% Winner
Democrat incumbent Patrick Murphy has won reelection in Florida's 18th district, defeating Republican Carl Domino. Rep. Murphy had the support of many in the business community, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BIPAC, and local Chambers of Commerce. Murphy is one of the most bipartisan members of the House and he used his problem solver reputation to maintain control of a district that, on paper, could have easily gone to the Republican. http://www.patrickmurphyforcongress.com/

Florida Congressional District 26
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:14:10 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carlos Curbelo (R)  52% Winner
Joe Garcia (D)  48%
Republican Carlos Curbelo has prevailed in a tight race for Florida's 26th district, defeating incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia. Curbelo ran on a campaign of smart government and accountability which resonated with the voters of south Florida and the Everglades. Prior to running for Congress, Curbelo worked in public relations, served as Senator LeMieux's state director, and served on the Miami-Dade County School Board. Curbelo had the support of the NFIB and BIPAC. This seat has switched between the parties the last several years. www.carloscurbelo.com

Florida Governor
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:15:26 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Piotr Blass (NP)   
Glenn Burkett (NP)  1%
Charles Crist (D)  47%
Timothy Devine (R)   
Emelia Harris (NP)   
Farid Khavari (NP)   
Monroe Lee (D)   
Richard Scott (R)  48% Winner
Charles Tolbert (NP)   
Adrian Wyllie (LIB)  4%

Georgia Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:25:22 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Michelle Nunn (D)  45%
David Perdue (R)  53% Winner
Amanda Swafford (LIB)  2%
David Perdue (R) - David Perdue will be the next Senator from Georgia, replacing the retiring Saxby Chambliss. Perdue, a former CEO of Reebok Shoes and Dollar General Stores, ran on his role as a job creating business leader and political outsider. He beat Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn in what became one of the closest races in the country.

Georgia Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:33:13 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Rick Allen (R)  55% Winner
John Barrow (D)  45%
Republican Rick Allen has knocked off the last remaining Blue Dog Democrat in the Deep South, defeating Rep. John Barrow. The district has a Republican tilt, but for years Barrow was able to generate enough crossover appeal to win elections. Allen made his career building a construction company and ran as a more conservative alternative to Barrow. http://vote.rickwallen.com/

Georgia Governor
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:34:36 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jason Carter (D)  45%
Nathan Deal (R)  53% Winner
Andrew Hunt (LIB)  2%

Hawaii Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:18:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Charles Djou (R)  48%
K. Mark Takai (D)  52% Winner
Democrat Mark Takai has defeated Republican Charles Djou in the race to fill Democrat Colleen Hanabusa's open seat, which she vacated to challenge Senator Brian Schatz in the democratic Senate primary. Takai was previously a state representative and served in the Navy. He was endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. http://marktakai.com/

Illinois Congressional District 10
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:28:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Dold (R)  52% Winner
Bradley Schneider (D)  48%
Republican Bob Dold has defeated incumbent Democrat Brad Schneider in the race to represent Illinois's 10th district. Dold held this seat for two years, 2010-2012, before losing to Schneider in the last cycle. This suburban Chicago lake shore district tilts Democrat, but Dold ran as a centrist businessman capable of reaching across the aisle. Before serving in Congress, Dold ran a small business, and he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, and BIPAC. http://doldforcongress.com/

Illinois Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:29:41 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mike Bost (R)  53% Winner
Paula Bradshaw (G)  6%
Bill Enyart (D)  42%
Republican State Rep. Mike Bost has unseated Democrat incumbent Bill Enyart in Illinois's 12th district. Bost was able to take advantage of downstate Illinois's frustration with that status quo, not only in Washington but Springfield as well. Bost was one of the most colorful candidates in the country this cycle, known for throwing temper tantrums in the Illinois State House. A Marine, local firefighter and small business owner, Bost was endorsed by the Illinois Chamber, NFIB and BIPAC. https://www.bostforcongress.com/

Illinois Congressional District 13
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:29:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ann Callis (D)  41%
Rodney Davis (R)  59% Winner
Congressman Rodney Davis (R) has won reelection in Illinois's 13th district, defeating Democratic challenger Ann Callis. This south central district encompasses the state capital of Springfield, and is evenly divided between republicans and democrats. In the 113th Congress, Davis sat on the House Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In his reelection, Davis was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Laborers International Union of North America, NFIB, and the Illinois Education Association, displaying a wide range of support. http://www.electrodney.com/

Illinois Congressional District 17
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:31:08 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Cheri Bustos (D)  55% Winner
Bobby Schilling (R)  45%
Democrat Cheri Bustos has won reelection in the race for Illinois's 17th district, defeating Republican Bobby Schilling. Ms. Bustos served on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 113th Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, Bustos worked in journalism. During the campaign she was endorsed by the Illinois Education Association, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the Fraternal Order of Police. http://www.cheribustos.com/

Illinois Governor
Percent Reporting: 99    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:32:07 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Chad Grimm (LIB)  3%
Patrick Quinn (D)  46%
Bruce Rauner (R)  50% Winner
Scott Summers (G)   

Iowa Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:20:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Bruce Braley (D)  44%
Joni Ernst (R)  52% Winner
Robert Quast (I)  1%
Ruth Smith (I)   
Rick Stewart (I)  2%
State Sen. Joni Enrst (R) has won the open Senate seat in Iowa. This race to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D) was one of the most competitive races of the cycle. President Obama won the state in 2012 by 6 points. Ernst rose to from obscurity to popularity in a crowded primary field with creative advertising, a disciplined campaign and ended up with an overwhelming win in the GOP primary by consolidating tea party and business support. In the general election, she faced Rep. Bruce Braley (D). Ernst is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and has served in the state Senate since 2011.

Iowa Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:21:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Rodney Blum (R)  51% Winner
Patrick Murphy (D)  49%
Republican Rod Blum has pulled off a come from behind win in Iowa's 1st district, beating Democrat Pat Murphy. This northeast Iowa seat opened up when Rep. Bruce Braley decided to run for Senate. President Obama won this district by 12 points in 2012, and it was not believed to be competitive until very late in the cycle. Blum comes from a business background and was endorsed by the NFIB, Iowa Farm Bureau, NRA, and BIPAC. http://www.rodblum.com/

Iowa Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:22:30 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Staci Appel (D)  42%
Bryan Holder (I)  2%
Edward Wright (LIB)  3%
David Young (R)  53% Winner
Republican David Young has won the race to represent Iowa's 3rd district, defeating Democrat Staci Appel. This seat opened up when long time Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced his retirement earlier this year. The race to replace him was viewed as one of the most competitive ones in the country. Young was previously Chief of Staff to Senator Chuck Grassley. Young was endorsed by the Iowa Corn Growers, John Bolton PAC, and BIPAC. http://www.youngforiowa.com/

Kansas Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:00:16 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Randall Batson (LIB)  4%
Gregory Orman (I)  43%
Pat Roberts (R)  53% Winner
Sen. Pat Roberts (R) - Sen. Pat Roberts has survived re-election and will be back in the Senate come January. Kansas was the wild card race this election cycle. Roberts faced a surprisingly competitive general election against Independent candidate Greg Orman, after being damaged in the primary. Roberts has served as Senator since 1997 and was previously a member of the House of Representatives. He currently serves on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Kentucky Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:42:22 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Alison Grimes (D)  41%
Mike Maggard (NP)   
Mitch McConnell (R)  56% Winner
David Patterson (LIB)  3%
Robert Ransdell (NP)   
Shawna Sterling (R)   
Gregory Welch (I)   
Mitch McConnell (R) - Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has won re-election. He faced a competitive race from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. In the general, McConnell was the embodiment of "Republicans in Washington" as the Senate GOP leader, and has served as Senator for almost 30 years. In the end however, Grimes' association with the national Democratic Party and the President, both unpopular in Kentucky, coupled with McConnell's campaign prowess, gave McConnell the upper hand. If Republicans win a majority in the Senate, McConnell is expected to be the next Majority Leader.

Louisiana Senate
Percent Reporting: 13    Last Update: 12/6/2014 9:50:15 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Bill Cassidy (R)  56% Winner
Mary Landrieu (D)  43%
Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy has defeated incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D). The race went to a runoff which took place today after neither candidate garnered 50% of the vote in the November primary. Landrieu had previously served as the Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This result comes as no surprise given the low turnout, which typically helps Republicans. The Congressman was leading in polling by a significant margin leading up to the election. Cassidy comes from a medical background and ran as a strong opponent of Obamacare, with a 93% lifetime score from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. http://billcassidy.com/home/

Louisiana Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 15    Last Update: 12/6/2014 9:52:16 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ralph Abraham (R)  60% Winner
Jamie Mayo (D)  31%
Republican Ralph Abraham has emerged victorious in the general election for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. The district occupies Northeast and Central Louisiana. This is a safe Republican district, making Abraham's win unsurprising. He was endorsed by a number of members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation, former primary opponents, the NRA, and National Right to Life. Abraham, like his predecessor, is a General Family Practitioner as well as a Flight Instructor. http://www.ralphabraham.com/

Louisiana Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 18    Last Update: 12/6/2014 9:52:49 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Edwin Edwards (D)  33%
Garret Graves (R)  66% Winner
Republican Garret Graves has emerged victorious in the general election for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, encompassing central Louisiana and the Baton Rouge suburbs. Graves was endorsed by BIPAC and comes from a strong policy background, formerly serving as the chief legislative aide to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. After some time in Washington, he was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to manage the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. http://www.garretgravesforcongress.com/

Massachusetts Governor
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 3:03:50 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Charles Baker (R)  48% Winner
Martha Coakley (D)  47%
Evan Falchuk (OTHER)  3%
Scott Lively (I)  1%
Jeffrey McCormick (I)  1%

Michigan Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 2:14:34 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jim Fulner (LIB)  2%
Terri Land (R)  41%
Richard Matkin (TAX)  1%
Gary Peters (D)  55% Winner
Chris Wahmhoff (G)  1%
Democratic Congressman Gary Peters has been elected the next Senator from Michigan, filling the vacancy of retiring Carl Levin. Peters has been in the House since 2008 and serves on the Financial Services Committee. He had been commissioner of the Michigan Lottery prior to Congress and served in the US Navy Reserve. He defeated former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.

Minnesota Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 2:08:01 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Stephen Carlson (OTHER)  2%
Al Franken (DFL)  53% Winner
Heather Johnson (LIB)  2%
Michael McFadden (R)  43%
Democratic Incumbent Senator Al Franken has been reelected in Minnesota, defeating investment manager Mike McFadden. Franken was considered an early GOP target because he won his first election in 2008 by less than 400 votes after a manual ballot recount. A Harvard graduate, Franken was a long time writer and performer on Saturday Night Live during the 70s, 80s and 90s. He serves on the Judiciary, Indian Affairs, Health Education & Labor Committees and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Minnesota Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 2:11:13 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Collin Peterson (DFL)  54% Winner
Torrey Westrom (R)  46%
Rep. Collin Peterson (D) has won re-election. Peterson faced one of the more competitive races in his career. He was challenged by state Sen. Torrey Westrom (R) who was left blind at 14 by a farming accident. Peterson, one of the few remaining Blue Dogs in the House was endorsed by much of the business community, including BIPAC and NFIB, along with the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers and the Minnesota Farmers Union. http://www.petersonforcongress.com/

Minnesota Congressional District 08
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 2:12:04 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Stewart Mills (R)  47%
Rick Nolan (DFL)  49% Winner
Ray Sandman (G)  4%
Rick Nolan has defeated challenger Stewart Mills in the race to represent the 8th district of Minnesota. Mr. Nolan was elected to this office 2012, but he previously represented Minnesota's 6th district from 1972-78 after serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives for two terms. Nolan is a member of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party and in Congress, he is a member of the Agriculture Committee. Nolan has received contributions from the United Steel Workers and various other labor organizations. http://nolanforcongress.org/

Montana Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/1/2014 10:17:56 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Amanda Curtis (D)  40%
Steve Daines (R)  58% Winner
Samuel Rankin (I)   
Roger Roots (LIB)  2%
Republican Congressman Steve Daines has been elected the next Senator of Montana, defeating State Representative Amanda Curtis. Daines was originally running to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Max Baucus against appointed John Walsh. Walsh left the race however under scrutiny from a plagiarism scandal. Daines was largely supported by the business community in this heavily Republican state and in the House served on the Natural Resources, Transportation and Homeland Security Committees.

Nebraska Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 9:19:32 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Brad Ashford (D)  49% Winner
Steven Laird (LIB)  5%
Lee Terry (R)  46%
Brad Ashford (D) - Democrat Brad Ashford has defeated incumbent Republican Lee Terry in the race to represent Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Mr. Ashford has been a Member in the Nebraska Legislature representing the 6th district from 1987 to 1995 and the 20th district since 2007. Previously, Ashford has worked as an attorney, judge, small business owner, and Executive Director of the Omaha Housing Authority where he facilitated public-private partnerships to develop affordable housing. As a State Representative, Ashford served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the Nebraska AFL-CIO, and rated 78 by Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. http://bradashfordforcongress.com/

Nevada Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 2:04:27 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Russell Best (IAP)  3%
Steve Brown (LIB)  3%
Cresent Hardy (R)  49% Winner
Steven Horsford (D)  46%
Republican Crescent Hardy has been declared the winner of the race for Nevada's 4th Congressional District, defeating Democrat incumbent Steven Horsford, surprising many. Hardy is a state Assemblyman and was a public servant before that. Hardy campaigned on a strictly fiscal focus, emphasizing pocketbook issues over everything else. Horsford was believed to be safe entering the night, but Hardy proved to be a resilient opponent.

New Hampshire Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:49:59 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Scott Brown (R)  48%
P. Gardner Goldsmith (LIB)   
Jeanne Shaheen (D)  52% Winner
Jeanne Shaheen (D) - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) has survived a challenge from former MA Sen. Scott Brown (R), in a surprisingly competitive race. New Hampshire, more than any other state, has a tendency to sway with the political winds, going heavily Democratic in strong Democratic years and strongly Republican in good GOP years. Shaheen is well liked in New Hampshire and it was the unpopularity of the national Democratic brand that made this race as competitive as it was. Shaheen sits on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Shaheen previously served as Governor of New Hampshire and in the state senate. She was the first female U.S. Senator from New Hampshire and the only woman in U.S. History to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator.

New Hampshire Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:50:22 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Frank Guinta (R)  52% Winner
Carol Shea-Porter (D)  48%
Frank Guinta (R) - Frank Guinta has won the race to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire. Mr. Guinta has served as the Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire from 2006 to 2010, as a Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004, and as a Representative for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District from 20011 to 2013. Prior to his political career, Guinta worked in the insurance industry, founding his own consulting firm. In the House of Representatives, Frank Guinta sat on the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. Rep. Paul Ryan, former Senator Scott Brown, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Guinta. http://teamguinta.com/

New Hampshire Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:50:38 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Brian Chabot (LIB)   
Marilinda Garcia (R)  45%
Ann Kuster (D)  55% Winner
Ann McLane Kuster (D) - Anne McLane Kuster has defeated challenger Marilinda Garcia in the race to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire. Prior to her political career, Mrs. Kuster was employed as an attorney, lobbyist, and nonprofit consultant. Kuster sits on the Agriculture, Small Business, and Veterans' Affairs Committees. The League of Conservation Voters, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, Emily's List, and the Sierra Club. http://kusterforcongress.com/

New Jersey Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/13/2014 11:20:05 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Aimee Belgard (D)  44%
Frederick LaVergne (I)  2%
Thomas MacArthur (R)  54% Winner
Tom MacArthur (R) - Republican Tom MacArthur has won the race to represent New Jersey's 3rd district, replacing retiring incumbent Jon Runyan. Before winning the race for this south central, coastal seat, MacArthur worked in the insurance industry. MacArthur ran a centrist campaign and won the endorsements of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, LiUNA, NFIB, International Union of Operating Engineers and BIPAC. www.tmac4congress.com

New York Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:38:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Tim Bishop (D)  45%
Jason Strom (G)   
Lee Zeldin (R)  55% Winner
Lee Zeldin (R) - Republican Lee Zeldin has unseated Democrat Tim Bishop for the right to represent New York's 1st district. Zeldin is currently a State Senator and previously served in the U.S Army as an Intelligence Officer, deployed to Iraq in 2006. He is currently a Major in the Army Reserves and has a law practice. He was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NFIB and BIPAC. http://www.zeldinforcongress.com/home

New York Congressional District 11
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 11:59:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Henry Bardel (G)  3%
Michael Grimm (R)  55% Winner
Domenic Recchia (D)  43%
Michael Grimm (R) - Rep. Michael Grimm (R) defeated Domenic Recchia (D) and will keep his seat in New York's 11th Congressional District. Grimm is a former Marine, FBI Special and undercover Agent, lawyer, and small businessman. Grimm faced a tough re-election campaign, after being indicted on 20 counts for fraud and other charges. He was also caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony back in January. Grimm was first elected in 2010 and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. http://www.grimmforcongress.com/

New York Congressional District 19
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 12:05:20 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Sean Eldridge (D)  35%
Chris Gibson (R)  65% Winner
Chris Gibson (R) - Rep. Chris Gibson (R) has defeated challenger Sean Eldridge (D) in New York's 19th Congressional District. Gibson served in the Army for 24 years and was deployed seven times, including tours to Iraq, Kosovo, and for humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Gibson was first elected to the House in 2010 and currently sits on the House Committee on Armed Services and House Committee on Agriculture. Gibson was endorsed by NFIB, Environmental Defense Fund and BIPAC. http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/

New York Congressional District 21
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 12:53:50 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Matthew Funiciello (G)  11%
Elise Stefanik (R)  55% Winner
Aaron Woolf (D)  34%
Elise Stefanik (R) - Elise Stefanik (R) has defeated Aaron Woolf (D) to succeed Rep. Bill Owens (D) in New York's 21st Congressional District. Stefanik has an extensive small business and policy background, previously serving in the Bush administration, the Foreign Policy Initiative and in 2012 was the Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan. She was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BIPAC and NFIB. http://eliseforcongress.com/

New York Congressional District 24
Percent Reporting: 99    Last Update: 11/6/2014 12:55:57 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
John Katko (R)  60% Winner
Dan Maffei (D)  40%
John Katko (R) - John Katko has been declared the winner in the race to represent the 24th Congressional District of New York. Mr. Katko is a former federal prosecutor who has made a name for himself fighting against criminal drug rings in the Syracuse area and on the Mexican border. This race became competitive late in the cycle, and Katko largely accomplished this victory on his own without outside support. http://www.johnkatkoforcongress.com/

North Carolina Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 1:45:10 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Barry Gurney (NP)   
Kay Hagan (D)  47%
Sean Haugh (LIB)  4%
John Rhodes (R)   
Thom Tillis (R)  49% Winner
David Waddell (CST)   
Thom Tillis (R) - State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) beat incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D). North Carolina is a true swing state and Democrats hoped Hagan could pull through, especially since Tillis had just come off of an unpopular legislative session. However, while both candidates were viewed unfavorably by the voters, Hagan was unable to overcome the association with an extremely unpopular President, and Tillis squeaked out a win. Tillis has served in the state legislature since 2006, serving as Speaker since 2011 and previously worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Texas Congressional District 23
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/5/2014 2:33:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ruben Corvalan (LIB)  3%
Pete Gallego (D)  48%
Will Hurd (R)  50% Winner
Former CIA officer Will Hurd (R) has defeated incumbent Pete Gallego (D) in the general election. Drawing on his experience working for the CIA, Hurd ran as a businessman with advanced knowledge of national security and critical threat experience. His experience was relevant in this Hispanic district with the growing border crisis on the minds of voters. Hurd was endorsed by the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the NFIB. http://www.hurdforcongress.com/

Virginia Congressional District 10
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 4:16:05 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Dianne Blais (OTHER)  1%
Barbara Comstock (R)  57% Winner
Brad Eickholt (I)  1%
John Foust (D)  40%
William Redpath (LIB)  1%
State Delegate Barbara Comstock has been declared the winner in the race to represent the 10th Congressional District of Virginia. This was an open seat, since Rep. Frank Wolf (R) is retiring after serving 17 terms in congress. Comtock is a former aide to Wolf, lobbyist at Blank Rome LLP, and founder of the Corallo Comstock firm. Comstock was also a consultant for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. She has served as the Delegate for Virginia's 34th House district since 2010. Comstock was endorsed by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, National Association of Women Business Owners and Business Industry PAC. http://www.barbaracomstockforcongress.com/

West Virginia Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 3:23:21 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Baber (OTHER)  1%
John Buckley (LIB)  2%
Larry Butcher (R)   
Shelley Capito (R)  62% Winner
Phil Hudok (CST)  1%
Natalie Tennant (D)  35%
Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito has been declared the winner of the West Virgina Senate race to succeed retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller. She defeated Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. Capito has strong support from the business community in this heavily Republican state. In Congress, Capito was the first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia and will be the first female Senator from the state. In the House, Capito served on the Transportation and Financial Services Committees.

West Virginia Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/6/2014 3:17:13 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Evan Jenkins (R)  55% Winner
Nick Rahall (D)  45%
Evan Jenkins (R) - State Senator Evan Jenkins (R) has defeated incumbent Congressman Nick Rahall (D) in the 3rd District of West Virginia election. Jenkins served in the WV State House from 1994-2000 and in the state Senate from 2002, as a Democrat. In 2013, he changed his party to run against Rep. Nick Rahall. Jenkins was endorsed by the West Virginia Coal Association, National Right to Life, NFIB and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. https://evanjenkins.com/

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.