3. DeWine beats Cordray for governor Republican Mike DeWine won Ohio's governor race Tuesday in a big night for the GOP, which swept the down ticket executive offices – attorney general, auditor, secretary of state and treasurer – for the third consecutive statewide election cycle.
DeWine saluted his Democratic opponent Richard Cordray, who he said "fought a tough, tough race – about as tough as I want." READ MORE
4. Dayton supports marijuana decriminalization
Nearly three-quarters of Dayton voters said yes Tuesday to Issue 8, which asked if they wished to decriminalize misdemeanor marijuana offenses, according to unofficial final results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. READ MORE
5. Georgia still awaits call for governor's race Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. With reported votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy of 51 percent, but Abrams and her campaign said there were enough ballots outstanding, particularly absentee ballots in heavily Democratic metro Atlanta counties, to bring the Republican below the majority threshold required for victory. READ MORE
6. The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. Check out some of the Republicans and Democrats that broke barriers this election.
7. Cruz defeats O’Rourke in hotly contested race
Cruz held off the Democratic rising star to win re-election. O'Rourke attracted a national following, shattered fundraising records and picked up several celebrity endorsements, including Beyonce posting pictures of herself Tuesday on Instagram wearing a Beto baseball cap. Here's what O'Rourke said in his concession speech.