The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul appears with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, during a campaign event in Erlanger, Ky., on Oct. 2.
In the Massachusetts governor race, the four candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick noted economic growth while challengers pointed to eight tax hikes.
Gov. Deval Patrick, a democrat, Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill, and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein will debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.