By Tom Anstrom - Republicans in Virginia seem to have scraped by in their bid to gain control of the state Senate. By winning Edd Houck’s SD-17 by just 86 votes (a race certain to go to recount) Republicans have forced a 20-20 tie.
By Alissa Brammer - Democrats hold onto majority in Iowa Senate after winning the SD-18 open seat race -- a reassuring sign for Democrats in this crucial battleground state.
By Atlas Staff - Voters repealed a law passed by Maine’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2011 eliminating same-day voter registration, which had been available since 1973.
By Dan Hardcastle - On Election Night 2011, Beshear is the second Democratic Governor to win election in a historically conservative state this cycle, improving significantly upon Earl Ray Tomblin's narrow victory in West Virginia in October.
By Steve Rosenthal - As we prepare for 2012, it seems fitting to remember Democratic operative and organizer Paul Tully.