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Darius Dixon / Politico:
Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O'Rourke  —  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz locked in a second term Tuesday by defeating Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, seeing off Democrats' most aggressive attempt in decades to win a statewide office in Texas.  —  Cruz had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent …
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Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Midterm election 2018 live updates: Trump says ‘success’ despite Democrats projected to take House  —  President Donald Trump is claiming “tremendous success” on Twitter — even as his party loses control of the House to Democrats according to ABC News projections.  —  Democrats will pick up at least 23 seats.
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Discussion: The Week
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Election 2018 exit poll analysis: 56 percent say country on ‘wrong track’
ABC News:
Republicans will retain control of the Senate, ABC News projects
Discussion: Townhall
Kansas City Star:
Sharice Davids makes history: Kansas' 1st gay rep, 1st Native American woman in Congress  —  Kansas voters made history Tuesday night when they selected Sharice Davids to be their next congresswoman.  —  Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will be the first Native American woman to serve in Congress …
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Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Midterms deliver crop of barrier-breaking victors from LGBT winners to record numbers of women
Elana Schor / Politico:
Voters send record number of women to Congress
Discussion: Political Wire
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Democrat Tony Evers ousts Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker  —  Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin on Tuesday, denying Walker a third term after years of failed attempts to beat the prominent governor.  —  Evers, the state schools superintendent …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Last Slide  —  MADISON - After upending Wisconsin politics …
Discussion: Political Wire and Bloomberg
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:   Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
With governor's race deadlocked, Milwaukee County has more than 45,000 uncounted absentee ballots
Discussion: Vox
Sabrina Rodriguez / Politico:
Kevin Cramer ousts Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota  —  Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer defeated Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota on Tuesday, flipping a state President Donald Trump won by 36 percentage points into the Senate GOP's column.  —  Cramer had 58 percent of the vote …
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James Arkin / Politico:
Marsha Blackburn beats Phil Bredesen to retain Tennessee seat for GOP
Discussion: ABC News and The Daily Beast
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:   Kevin Cramer Unseats Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota
CNN:
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump to assess midterm results in late morning news conference
Washington Post:
Trump readies for 2020 campaign with no plans to change his approach
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
NBC News:
Live blog: Midterm election 2018 results, news and analysis  —  Watch Live: NBC News coverage of the 2018 midterm elections  —  Tuesday's pivotal midterm elections will determine control of Congress — and while President Donald Trump's name doesn't appear on the ballot, his presidency and his policies are on the line.
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King bars ‘leftist propaganda’ outlet Des Moines Register from election night event  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred …
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Steve King survives to win reelection in Iowa
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
MINUTE-BY-MINUTE: Abrams implies runoff likely; Kemp confident victory is near  —  ATLANTA - Georgia voters turned out to decide a number of key races on the ballot, including the heated showdown for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams, Republican Brian Kemp and Libertarian Ted Metz.
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Jennifer Brett / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Georgia's 6th District race is still too close to call
Catherine Boudreau / Politico:
Schiff: Democratic House will tackle the oversight that GOP ‘abdicated’  —  California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff vowed Tuesday to ensure that the House Intelligence Committee reclaims its duty to conduct oversight of the Trump administration — a job he said the GOP “completely abdicated.”
Discussion: Breitbart
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Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
Trump facing unfriendly Democratic House and specter of investigations
Discussion: Bloomberg
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
‘It disturbs me to my core’: Fox News staffers express outrage over Hannity's rally appearance  —  New York (CNN)Fox News journalists were outraged and disgusted after Sean Hannity, the network's star host, campaigned with President Donald Trump on Monday night ahead of the midterm elections …
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Mike Braun elected to US Senate: Republican wins Indiana race over centrist Democrat  —  Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly fell short in his reelection bid in the Midwest's reddest state.  —  Republican state lawmaker Mike Braun will be the next senator from Indiana after defeating Democratic …
Discussion: Politico, Mother Jones, ABC News and Axios
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ABC News:
Republican Mike Braun defeats incumbent Democrat in Indiana Senate race
Discussion: Washington Post, Breitbart and Politico
Justin Wingerter / Daily Oklahoman:
Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner  —  For a complete list of all the statewide results, visit our ELECTION RESULTS page.  —  In a political upset for the history books, Kendra Horn has broken a 44-year Republican hold on Oklahoma's 5th congressional district …
Will Wright / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Kim Davis, clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, loses to Democrat  —  MOREHEAD  —  Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk made famous by her refusal to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her reelection bid for the Rowan County clerkship.
New York Times:
Democrats Capture Control of House; G.O.P. Holds Senate  —  Democrats harnessed voter fury toward President Trump to win control of the House and capture pivotal governorships Tuesday night as liberals and moderates banded together to deliver a forceful rebuke of Mr. Trump …
German Lopez / Vox:
Jared Polis becomes first openly gay person elected governor in America  —  The Democrat ran on a progressive platform, contrasting himself from his Republican opponent.  —  Jared Polis has won the Colorado governor's race, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected governor in America.
WXYZ-TV:
Rep. Mike Bishop concedes race to Democrat Elissa Slotkin in MI's 8th Congressional district  —  (WXYZ) - Republican incumbent Mike Bishop has conceded the race for Michigan's 8th Congressional District to Democrat Elissa Slotkin.  —  Slotkin, from Holly, previously worked in both the George W. Bush …
Henry Brean / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Dennis Hof, deceased brothel owner, wins Nevada Assembly race  —  Although Nevada Republicans have seen stronger elections, brothel owner Dennis Hof, who passed away unexpectedly Oct. 16, managed to win his race for Assembly District 36 despite being dead.  —  Dennis Hof, Republican candidate …
Libby Nelson / Vox:
Democrat Laura Kelly wins in Kansas, defeating Kris Kobach  —  The legacy of former Gov. Sam Brownback proved too toxic for Kobach to overcome.  —  One of the reddest states in the country just elected a Democrat in its governor race, rejecting a hardline anti-immigration activist whose rhetoric echoed …
Eli Stokols / Los Angeles Times:
Trump tells confidants Ryan is to blame for Republican election setbacks  —  Hours before polls closed on Tuesday, President Trump already was blaming retiring Speaker Paul D. Ryan for not doing enough to support his agenda and keep the House in Republican hands.
German Lopez / Vox:
Florida votes to restore ex-felon voting rights with Amendment 4  —  The victory means more than 1 million people will regain the right to vote.  —  Florida voters during Tuesday's midterm elections approved Amendment 4, automatically restoring voting rights in the state for people previously convicted of felonies.
Washington Post:
Ryan Zinke's house guest impersonated the secretary Monday night.  Then he called Park Police on the neighbors.  —  Neighbor: 'Dude, you're not Zinke.  Who are you?'  —  Living next to Cabinet officials can be tough on Washingtonians.  But the events that unfolded Monday night in front …
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Eddy Wax / Politico:
Labour will vote down any ‘blind Brexit’ deal, Starmer warns
Simon Denyer / Washington Post:
Pompeo's meeting with North Korean counterpart called off at last minute
CNN:
Paul Ryan: “Tonight history has repeated itself”
Discussion: FOX2now.com
Rachel Swan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Prop. 6: Californians reject gas tax repeal measure
ABC News:
How 2018 midterm election results reflect the nation's division
Discussion: Breitbart
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook ties newly suspended accounts to the Kremlin: A ‘timely reminder’ of election meddling threat
Richard Cowan / Reuters:
Pelosi urges bipartisanship as Democrats win U.S. House
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Republican Dan Crenshaw, target of ‘SNL’ joke, wins Texas House seat
Discussion: The Daily Signal and twitchy.com
 Earlier Items: 
German Lopez / Vox:
Missouri votes to legalize medical marijuana
Dominic Holden / BuzzFeed News:
Michigan Just Became The 10th State To Legalize Weed In The US
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
ABC News:
Andy Barr expected to defeat Amy McGrath for Kentucky House seat
Discussion: Breitbart
Pacific Daily News:
Leon Guerrero wins, takes more than 50 percent of vote
Discussion: Washington Post