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South Dakota [+]

[Primary June 8].
Active Registered Voters: 519,361 [
Rep. 237,809 (45.79%)   Dem. 194,204 (37.39%)   Const. 336   Lib. 1,080   Other 636   Indep. 85,296 (16.42%)]Ballots Cast: .
Governor: In the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Mike Rounds (R),
Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) defeated State Senate Majority Leader Scott Heidepriem (D) by 61.5% to 38.5%.
U.S. Senate:
Sen. John Thune (R) was unopposed in his bid for a second term.
U.S. House: 
State Rep. Kristi Noem (R) defeated Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) by 48.1% to 45.9% and 6.0% for B. Thomas Marking (I).
Republicans strengthened their majorities in both chambers, taking the balance in the Senate from 21R-14D to 30R-5D and in the House from 46R-24D to 50R-19D-1I/o.
Voters decided four ballot questions.
Republicans pick up one U.S. House seat.

Tennessee [+]

[Primary August 5]. >
736,000 early and absentee ballots cast.
Governor: In the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen (D), Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam defeated beer distributor Mike McWherter (D) by 65.0% to 33.1%; voters could choose from a total of sixteen candidates, but none of the other candidates obtained more than 0.5%
U.S. House:
Balance goes from 5D-4R to 7R-2D; four new members elected.  Republicans won the two open seats held by Democrats and defeated Rep. Lincoln Davis (D).
-4th CD (parts of middle and East Tennessee): Physician Scott DesJarlais (R) defeated Rep. Lincoln Davis (D), a Bluedog Democrat first elected in 2002, by 57.1% to 38.6%.  The district went
64%-34% for McCain in 2008.
-6th CD (Central Tennessee--opened by the retirement of Rep. Gordon (D)): State Sen. Diane Black (R) defeated attorney and Iraq War veteran Brett Carter (D) by 67.3% to 29.4%.  The district went 62%-37% for McCain in 2008.
-8th CD (Northwestern corner of the state--opened by the retirement of Rep. Tanner (D)): Farmer Stephen Fincher (R) defeated state Sen. Roy Herron (R) by 59.0% to 38.8%.  The district went 56% to 43% for McCain in 2008.
-3rd CD (in the Eastern part of the state--opened by Rep. Wamp (R)'s run for governor): Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann (R) defeated Chattanooga attorney John Wolfe (D) by 56.8% to 28.0% and 15.2% to other candidates led by Savas Kyriakidis ("a conservative Republican running as an Independent"). The district went 62%-37% for McCain in 2008.
Legislature: All House seats and 17 Senate seats were up.  The balance in the Senate was largely unchanged 19R-14D to 19R-13D-1I/o  but the House went from 50R-48D-1I/o to 64R-33D-1I/o-1v.
Republicans pick up the governorship and three U.S. House seats.

Texas [+]

[Primary March 2].
Registered Voters:
  Ballots Cast:
Gov. Rick Perry (R), who is the longest serving governor in Texas history (sworn in Dec. 21, 2000; elected 2002 and 2006), defeated former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) by 55% to 42%, 2% for attorney Kathie Glass (L) and Deb Shafto (G) far behind.
U.S. House:
Balance goes from 20R-12D to 23R-9D; three new members elected.
-17th CD (Waco, College Station):
Businessman Bill Flores (R) defeated Rep. Chet Edwards (D).  Edwards, first elected in 1990, was a perennial target in a district drawn for Republicans; the 17th went 67%-32% for McCain over Obama in 2008.
-23rd CD (Western Texas): After an unsuccessful 2008 primary bid and being pushed to a runoff in 2010, banker/developer/attorney Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R) defeated Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D) by 49% to 44%.
-27th CD (Gulf Coast; Western tip of Texas including Corpus Christi and Brownsville): In an upset, businessman and radio talk show host Blake Farenthold (R) defeated Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D), who was first elected in 1982, by less than 1,000 votes.
The balance in the Senate remained at 19R-12D, while Republicans expanded their majority in the House from 75R-73D-2v to 98R-51D-1v.
Republicans pick up three U.S. House seats.


[Primary June 22].
Registered Voters: 1,254,771 (active).
Gov. Gary Herbert (R), who ascended to the governor's office on Aug. 11, 2009 when Gov. Huntsman became Ambassador to China, won election in his own right, defeating Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Carroon (D), by 64.2% to 31.8% with about 2% each going to author Farley Anderson (unaff.) and attorney Andrew McCullough (L).
U.S. Senate: After Sen. Bob Bennett (R) was defeated at party convention on May 8, attorney Mike Lee (R) won the June 22 primary; he went on to defeat restaurant owner Sam Granato (D) and Scott Bradley (C) by 61.6% to 32.8% and 5.7%.  "Utah has not elected a Democratic Senator since 1970."

U.S. House: Balance stays at 2R-1D.  In the 2nd CD, Rep. Jim Matheson (D) fended off a challenge from Morgan Philpot (R) by 50.7% to 45.9%.
Legislature: Republicans strengthened their majorities in both chambers going from 21R-8D to 22R-7D in the Senate and from 53R-22D to 58R-17D in the House.

Vermont [+]

[Primary August 24].
Registered Voters: 453,181. 
Ballots Cast: 243,617.
Governor: Senate President pro tem Peter Shumlin (D), winner of a competitive five-way primary, defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie (R) by 49.5% to 47.7%; five other candidates were on the ballot, but all obtained less than 1% of the vote.
U.S. Senate:
Sen. Pat Leahy (D) had little difficulty in his bid for a seventh term (first elected in 1974), defeating businessman Len Britton (R) by 64.3% to 30.9%; five other candidates were on the ballot.
U.S. House: Rep. Peter Welch (D) defeated former radio talk show host Paul Beaudry (R) by 64.6% to 32.0%.

Legislature: Democrats maintained solid majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly.
Democrats pick up the governorship. 

Virginia [+]

[Primary June 8].
Registered Voters: 5,032,164.
U.S. House: Balance goes from 6D-5R to 8R-3D; three new members elected.  In the 5th CD (Charlottesville south to Danville), state Sen. Robert Hurt (R) defeated freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D) by 50.8% to 47.0%.  (In 2008 Perriello eked out a 727-vote win over incumbent Vergil Goode (R), while the district went 51% to 48% for McCain).  In the 2nd CD (Virginia Beach), auto dealer Scott Rigell (R) defeated freshman Rep. Glenn Nye (D) by 53.1% to 42.5%.  (In 2008 Nye defeated incumbent Thelma Drake (R)).  In the 9th CD (the Western tip), State House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R) defeated veteran lawmaker Rep. Rick Boucher (D) by 51.2% to 46.4%.  (This district went 59% to 40% for McCain in 2008).  Democrats did manage to defend one targeted seat; in a rematch in the 11th CD (No. Virginia), freshman Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) defeated businessman Keith Fimian (R), chairman and founder of U.S. Inspect, by 49.2% to 48.8%. 
No legislative elections in 2010.  Control of the General Assembly is split.  Democrats control the Senate (22D-18R) and Republicans the House of Delegates (59R-39D-2I/o).
Republicans pick up three U.S. House seats.

Washington [+]

[Primary August 17].
Registered Voters: 3,601,152.
U.S. Senate: Sen. Patty Murray (D) was elected to a fourth term, defeating 2004 and 2008 gubernatorial nominee former state Sen. Dino Rossi (R) by 52.4% to 47.6%.
U.S. House: Balance goes from 6D-3R to 5D-4R; one new member elected. 
In the 3rd CD (Southwest corner of the state), open due to Rep. Baird's retirement, state Rep. Jaime Herrera (R) defeated Denny Heck (D), an entrepreneur and former House Majority leader by 53.0% to 47.0%.  The race in the 2nd CD (NW Washington including Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties) was also close; Rep. Rick Larsen (D) defeated dairyman and county councilman John Koster (R), who also ran against him in 2000, by 51.1% to 48.9%.
Democrats maintained control of both chambers but with reduced majorities.  The Senate went from 31D-18R to 27D-22R and the House from 61D-37R to 55D-42R-1undecided.
More: Voters also weighed in on nine ballot measures.
Republicans pick up one U.S. House seat.

West Virginia [+]

[Primary May 11.  Senate Special Primary Aug. 28].
Registered Voters: 1,216,023 [Dem. 656,689 (54.00%)   Rep. 350,357 (28.81%)   Mtn. 1,120 (0.09%)  Nonpart. 189,495 (15.58%)   Other 18,362 (1.51%)].
U.S. Senate
: Following the death of Sen. Robert Byrd (D) on June 28, Gov. Manchin (D) appointed Carte Goodwin (D) to fill the seat on an interim basis.  The West Virginia legislature set a primary for August 28 and a special election coinciding with the November 2 general electionIn the general election campaign popular Gov. Joe Manchin (D) was initially seen as certain to win.  Then Greer Industries president and CEO John Raese (R), who had also run for Senate in 1984 and 2006 and for governor in 1988, appeared to be ahead.  When the votes were tallied Manchin won by a 53.5% to 43.4% margin with 1.9% for Jesse Johnson (MP) and 1.2% for Jeff Becker (C).
U.S. House:
Balance goes from 2D-1R to 2R-1D; one new member elected.  In the 1st CD, Rep. Alan Mollohan (D) lost in the Democratic primary to state Sen. Mike Oliverio (D)Engineer, former legislator and former state party chair David McKinley (R) defeated Oliverio in the general election.
Legislature: Democrats maintained large majorities in both chambers.  The Senate went from 26D-8R to 28D-6R and the House 71D-29R to 65D-35R.
Republicans pick up one U.S. House seat.

Wisconsin [+]

[Primary September 14]. >
Governor: In the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Doyle (D), Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R) defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) 52.3% to 46.5%
U.S. Senate: Early in the cycle it appeared that Sen. Russ Feingold (D) would have little trouble in his bid for a fourth term; however plastic manufacturer Ron Johnson (R) defeated Feingold by 51.9% to 47.0% and 1.1% for Rob Taylor (C).
U.S. House: Balance goes from 5D-3R to 5R-3D; Wisconsin sends two new members to Congress.
The surprise retirement of Rep. David Obey (D) opened up the 7th CD (NW Wisconsin bordering on Lake Superior and Minnesota down to Stevens Point in Central Wisconsin); former Ashland County DA Sean Duffy (R) defeated state Sen. Julie Lassa (D) by 52.1% to 44.4%.  In the 8th CD (NE Wisconsin) roofing contractor Reid Ribble (R) defeated two-term Rep. Steve Kagen (D). by 54.8% to 45.1%.   Also of note, in the 3rd CD (SW Wisconsin) Rep. Ron Kind (D) fended off a strong challenge from Dan Kapanke (R) by 50.3% to 46.5%.
Legislature: Democrats lost control of both chambers; the Senate went from 18D-15R to 19R-14D and the House from 52D-46R-1I/o to 60R-38D-1I/o.
Republicans pick up the governorship, U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and two legislative chambers.

Wyoming [+]

[Primary August 17]. >
Registered Voters: 270,083 [Rep. 170,719 (63.21%)   Dem. 63,594 (23.55%)   Unaffiliated 34,460 (12.76%)   Lib. 1,288   Other  22].
Governor: In the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D), former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead (R) defeated former state Democratic chair Leslie Petersen (D) by 65.7% to 22.9% with 8.5% for write-ins (most for conservative ranch owner Taylor Haynes) and 2.8% for Mike Wheeler (L).
U.S. House:
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) easily defeated David Wendt (D) and John Love (L).
Legislature: Republicans strengthened their majorities in both chambers; the Senate went from 23R-7D to 36R-4D and the House from 41R-19D to 50R-10D.
Republicans pick up the governorship.

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