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Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election.
Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego.
Meet the new House Republicans.
In all, it was a sobering election for the gay-rights movement, contrasting with its recent court victories that have nearly doubled the number of states allowing same-sex marriage.
To understand the relationship between Mayor Tom Menino and Boston's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender communities, you need look no further than the the 1980 movie "My Bodyguard."
Voters decided to elect Gordon Klingenschmitt to the Colorado House of Representatives Tuesday, with some possibly not realizing he's an ultra conservative, anti-gay religious right activist who removed the "foul spirit of lesbianism" through exorcism.
America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party's top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And by the end of the night, the GOP had claimed victories in Senate contests and governor races.
Democrat Maura Healey has won the race for Massachusetts attorney general, topping Republican John Miller to become the nation's first openly gay candidate elected to the top law enforcement job.