Midterm Election Results

Midterm Election Results

Morning-after analysis of key House, Senate and gubernatorial races across the country. The results of the midterm elections and what they tell us about the mood of the country, the future of the Tea Party and challenges ahead for President Obama.

Republicans are back on top in the House, gained considerable clout in the Senate and picked up at least 10 gubernatorial seats. Many of last night’s winners said voters are sending them to Washington to cut the deficit, rollback tax increases and reduce government regulations, and concerns about the economy seemed to have been the driving issue in many races. Tea party favorites picked up wins in Kentucky, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Political analysts weigh in on last night’s results, key races that are still undecided, and what the election results may mean for President Obama.


Kate Zernike

national correspondent, The New York Times.

Ron Elving

Washington editor for NPR.

John Dickerson

chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."

Andrew Kohut

director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

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