Meet Your New U.S. Senators

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1||Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin has defeated Republican businessman John Raese in West Virginia, one of the few bright spots for Democrats during an otherwise rough night.

America chose a lot of other new senators last night. Here they are.||Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom&&

2||Republican Rand Paul, a Tea Party favorite, beat Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky, one of the most high-profile races in the country.||ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

3||Republican Marco Rubio won out in a three-way race for Senate in Florida, beating Gov. Charlie Crist (I) and Rep. Kendrick Meek (D).||Martin Fried/UPI/Newscom&&

4||Despite the national attention given to Republican Christine O’Donnell, Democrat Chris Coons won handily in Delaware. ||flickr/chriscoons&&

5||Democrat Richard Blumenthal bested former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R) in Connecticut, keeping a Democrat in Sen. Chris Dodd’s seat.||Richard Messina/MCT/Newscom&&

6||After beating Democrat Tracy Porter, Republican John Hoeven will be North Dakota’s first Republican senator in 24 years.||Roll Call Photos/Newscom&&

7||In Kansas, Republican Rep. Jerry Moran — a 14-year veteran of the House — beat Democrat Lisa Johnston||Moran for Kansas&&

8||Republican John Boozman gave the GOP a boost when he beat incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) in Arkansas.||newscom/Bill Clark/Roll Call Photos&&

9||Republican Dan Coats — a former senator-turned-lobbyist — beat Democrat Brad Ellsworth in Indiana for Sen. Evan Bayh’s seat.||facebook/CoatsforIndiana&&

10||In the battle for Sen. Judd Gregg’s seat, former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R) beat Democrat Paul Hodes.||facebook/kellyayotte&&

11||Former Rep. Rob Portman (R) beat Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) in Ohio.||facebook/robportman&&

12||Progressive icon Sen. Russ Feingold fell to Republican businessman Ron Johnson in Wisconsin.||ronjohnson2010&&

13||Republican Rep. Mark Kirk won his battle with Alexi Giannoulias, snatching President Obama’s old Senate seat away from the Democrats.||Chris Walker/MCT/Newscom&&

14||Former Republican Rep. Roy Blunt beat Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D).||facebook/royblunt&&

15||Republican Mike Lee handily beat Democratic restaurateur Sam Granato in Utah||flickr/mikeleeforsenate2010&&

16||In a tough race, Republican Pat Toomey beat Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania.||newscom/John Anderson/UPI&&

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily, NewYorker.com, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at ericl@talkingpointsmemo.com

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