On election day 2012, The Democrats look to retain their control on the White House, possibly pick up a majority in the Senate, and sharply reduce the republican majority in the House.
Here is a list of the Senate election results.
Sen. Chris Shays (R-CT) was easily re-elected over Denise Nappier 60% - 40%
Rep. Bob Corker (R-TN) was able to keep this Tennessee Senate seat in Republicans hands with 54% of the vote.
Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) was re-elected, with nearly 80% of the vote. A member of the Rhode Island Conservative Party ran against him. Rumor is Sen. Chafee may become a member of the Democrat party.
Dave Freudenthal (D-WY), was able to easily defeat Rep. Barbara Cubin for the Wyoming Senate race. Cubins race was puzziling, and poorly managed.
Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS) was able to defeat frm. Gov. Barbour (R-MS) with 57%
Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH), former 2004 VP candidate, was defeated by Gov. Strickland 55%-40%.
Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) was defeated in a upset over Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Sen. Slade Gordon (R-WA) was defeated by Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
This has left the Senate at a tie, with the Vice President being the tie breaker, unless Chafee switches to the Democrat party.
In the House elections, the Democrats were able to make a net gain of 3 seats, not enough to regain control of that chamber.
In the Presidential election, Lynch has already appeared to be the winner, pulling off a surprisinly large upset over former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry was able to hold his home state of Texas under his belt, while Indiana has been rated too close to call. Gov. Lynch was able to defend his home state of New Hampshire with an undheard of 80% of the vote, while Mark Warner was able to bring Virginia into the democrats colum.
Rick Perry concedes on election night when it becomes clear that the momentum that John Lynch had in the beginning of his campaign never stopped. “We had a great campaign, met a lot of great people, and had fun. We brought our message forward to the people, and they decided who they thought would be best to run the country. Unfortunetly, they decided that our approach wasn’t the best for the nation. But I promise the nation that we will continue to fight for our missions and goals, and we will do what we can to continue our message.”
John Lynch speaks with supporters in his election HQ. “The American people haven spoken, and today, I’m glad to stand here as the next President of these Untied States of America! The promises that Mark Warner and I made on the campaign trail will be made, and we will continue on with the tradition that President Daschle began, and make our nation stronger. Thank you America, THANK YOU!”
In the Senate, the democrats gained enough seats to bring it to a 50-50 tie, with Democrat Vice President-elect Mark Warner being the tie breaker, giving the Democrats a majority. Here are the following party leaders.
Majority Leader- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Majority Whip- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY
Minority Leader- Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ)
Minority Whip- Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
In the House, the Democrats make a net gain of 3, bringing the Republican majority down to 219. Speaker Boehner begins to feel the heat of not leading his party into major victories in the elections, and is undecided if he will continue with a full term. Party leaders are
Speaker of the House- John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader- Rep. Larry Cafero (R-CT)
Majority Whip- Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) makes a comback, and wins his position as Whip after being voted out years prior.
Minority Leader- Dick Gephardt (D-MO)
Minority Whip- Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Presidential Election Results
Gov. John Lynch (D-NH)- 53% 390 EV
Frm. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)- 47% 148 EV
President-elect John Lynch has promised a strong liberal to moderate administration, and is willing to work with both Senate and House Republicans to ensure that each others goals are completed.