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Republicans rolled up key early election wins on Tuesday after a long and bitter campaign, though Democrat Richard Blumenthal won the Senate race in Connecticut
Republicans gained a Senate seat in Indiana and tea party favorite Rand Paul coasted to victory in Kentucky in midterm elections Tuesday night.
Here's a look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.
A Republican tsunami will be bullish for the dollar. The bigger the GOP landslide, the better it will be for the greenback.
No matter the result from the individual races that will be decided today, this election season is a wake-up call for Capitol Hill. If Congress is going to affect real economic change and drive recovery from the recession, partisan politics must be put aside... 14.8 million people are counting on it!
With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.
The three Americans orbiting the planet on Election Day have cast their ballots.
Velma Hart, the middle-class American who gained fame at Obama’s town hall in September told CNBC Tuesday that she would vote for the President twice, if she could—on Tuesday and when he runs for re-election.
Historically, midterm elections provide a boost to the market and economy regardless of the outcome. Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist at Oppenheimer Asset Management said that’s because anything is better than “gridlock.”
"The debt is growing at twice the rate if GDP and we're going into a new Congress that'll be totally stalemated. It'll be rancorous, it'll be partisan and it'll be all oriented to the 2012 elections," David Stockman, former OMB director under President Reagan, told CNBC on Tuesday.
"Many people claim they are still undecided on how they will vote," writes the website's authors. "These people are filthy liars. Deep down, you all know what you're going to do, so don't waste our time. Just take a look at this handy flowchart and see for yourself how predictable you really are."
For voters in more than the usual number of states, this is one election where you may need a scorecard because of the wealth of open seats.
Some Republicans worry that a unified Republican House and Senate will bear some of the brunt of voter anger about unemployment—anger that’s now almost entirely focused on the Obama administration.
Self-financed candidates usually don’t win. Over the past decade, only 11 percent of self-financed statewide candidates have won election, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
History suggests that the expected big bang of the 2010 election may well end up reverberating loudly through our politics for a long time to come. The New York Times reports.
I’ve lived through many presidential and mid-term elections, and I don’t recall seeing this level of anguish, frustration, and outright anger from the American people. We’re in unchartered territory.
This White House failed to appreciate the true mess they inherited and instead focused its energy on exploiting the financial crisis to further its redistributionist mission to transfer money from the haves to the have-nots, i.e. from the productive side of the economy to the unproductive side of the economy.
After you cast your ballot, stop for a moment and think about what your next investment move should be for post-election and 2011. Here are a few sector ideas to consider.
The expected prospect of a Republican takeover of the House, and possibly the Senate, would be welcomed by the banks, who want a break from the regulatory push, the New York Times reports.
Rand Paul, Republican candidate for Senate from Kentucky and Tea Party leader, called for the automatic sunsetting of federal regulations, unless they are approved by Congress.
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