No candidate for the US Senate has ever had more money spent against him than Virginia's Tim Kaine. But he triumphed because he was seen as the more bipartisan choice, experts say.
Amid the struggle to control the Senate in the next Congress, Hurricane Sandy put two close races on hold, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where the candidates' focus turned to storm recovery.
Emily's List, which raises money for Democratic women candidates who back abortion rights, is taking on Sarah Palin with its Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me campaign. Ms. Palin poked back Wednesday via Twitter.