Election 2012 Results: President Obama wins, GOP retains House, Democrats retain Senate

United States President Barack Obama has won his reelection bid.  After having a set of early defeats and a strong Mitt Romney lead, the president overwhelmingly won the election with 303 Electoral College votes compared to the GOP challenger’s 206.

Meanwhile, the House will still have a Republican majority (231 vs. 191) and the Democrats will hold control of the Senate (51 vs. 45).  Here is a look at some of the interesting House and Senate races from across the country, which saw Linda McMahon lose again and Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown defeated.

Presidential Election Results:

President Barack Obama (D): 59,512,594 votes (50 percent) | Electoral College: 303

Governor Mitt Romney (R): 56,971,035 (48 percent) | Electoral College: 206

Five Congressional Election Results:

California Congressional District 10

Rep. Jeff Dunham (R): 80,885 votes | 54 percent [winner]

Jose Hernandez (D): 69,336 votes | 46 percent

Florida Congressional District 9

Rep. Alan Grayson (D): 163,372 votes | 62 percent [winner]

Todd Long (R): 98,060 votes | 38 percent

Kentucky Congressional District 6

Andy Barr (R): 153,348 votes | 50 percent [winner]

Rep. Ben Chandler (D): 141,496 votes | 47 percent

New Hampshire Congressional District 1

Rep. Charlie Bass: 145,863 votes | 45 percent

Ann McLane Kuster: 161,096 votes | 50 percent [winner]

Texas Congressional District 14

State Rep. Randy Weber (R): 130,937 votes | 53 percent [winner]

Rep.  Nick Lampson (D): 109,264 votes | 45 percent

Five Senate Election Results:

Connecticut

Rep. Chris Murphy (D): 729,592 votes | 55 percent [winner]

Linda McMahon (R): 566,878 votes | 43 percent

Massachusetts

Senator Chris Brown (R): 1,373,855 votes | 46 percent

Elizabeth Warren (D): 1,604,380 votes | 54 percent [winner]

Michigan

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D):  2,566,547 votes | 58 percent [winner]

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R): 1,698,264 votes | 38 percent

Scotty Boman (L): votes | percent

Montana

Senator Jon Tester (D): 210,274 votes | 49 percent

Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R): 193,265 votes | 45 percent

Daniel Cox (L): votes | percent

Texas

Ted Cruz (R): 2,470,326 votes | 57 percent [winner]

Rep. Paul Sadler (D): 3,174,617 votes | 40 percent

John Jay Myers (L): votes | percent

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