2010 Election Results — Key Called Races

UPDATE: My more complete wrap-up HERE.

I'll be posting key races and races of interest to LGBT people here. Not all currently called races are posted. Tune in to our live blog HERE.

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Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives. Democrats have retained control of the Senate.


John McCain (R) retains seat in Senate.


Jerry Brown (D) defeats Meg Whitman (R) in governor race.

Barbara Boxer (D) defeats Carly Fiorina (R) in Senate race.


John Hickenlooper (D) defeats Tom Tancredo (R) in Governor's race.


Chris Coons (D) defeats Christine O'Donnell — Senate

John Carney (D) defeats Glen Urquhart (R) — House (Dem pick-up)


Marco Rubio (R) defeats Kendrick Meek (D) and Charlie Crist — Senate

Daniel Webster (R) defeats Alan Grayson (D) — House


Mark Kirk (R) defeats Alexi Giannoulias (D)to take Obama's old Senate seat in IL.


Dan Coats (R) defeats Brad Ellsworth (D) — Senate


Terry Branstad (R) defeats Chet Culver (D) in Governor race.

Pro-Equality Iowa Supreme Court Judges Ternus, Baker and Streit look likely to be ousted, after a hideous right-wing campaign against them.


Rand Paul (R) defeats Jim Conway (D) — Senate

Openly gay candidate Jim Gray elected mayor of Lexington.


David Vitter (R) defeats Charlie Melancon (D) — Senate


Martin O'Malley (D) wins Maryland governor race.


Barney Frank (D) defeats Sean Bielat (R).

Deval Patrick (D) wins governor race.


Ike Skelton (D) defeated by Vicky Hartzler in House race.


Harry Reid (D) defeats Sharron Angle (R) to retain Senate seat.


Governor John Lynch (D) defeats challenger John Stephen (R).


Kirsten Gillibrand (D) defeats Joe DioGuardi (R) — Senate

Chuck Schumer defeats (D) Jay Townsend (R) — Senate

Andrew Cuomo (D) defeats Carl Paladino (R) — Governor


Richard Burr (R) defeats Elaine Marshall (D) — Senate

Marcus Brandon, a Black gay candidate, wins election to the NC House.


John Hoeven (R) defeats Tracy Potter (D) — Senate


Rob Portman (R) defeats Lee Fisher (D) — Senate


DADT champion Patrick Murphy (D) defeated by Michael Fitzpatrick (R) in House race.

Pay Toomey (R) defeats Joe Sestak (D) — Senate


Gay Providence mayor David Cicilline wins House race


Rick Perry (R) reelected as Governor.


Joe Manchin (D) defeats John Raese (R) — Senate


Russ Feingold (D) defeated in Senate race.

Tammy Baldwin (D) reelected to House.


  1. GayForGOP says

    Towleroad Sucks for not only posting viewpoints they agree with on the live blog…this is what they refused to allow to be posted:

    Congratulations Speaker John Boehner – Drudge report: TSUNAMI ALERT FOR HOUSE

  2. AlexM says

    GAYFORGOP – I agree with you when it comes to news outlets, magazines, etc. This blog is just written by Andy (with the occasional guest here and there) and is just Andy’s opinion.

  3. says

    In a way, I’m glad that Pelosi is no more. When she messed up, saying, “Man, the House sure pulled a Pelosi.”

    It’ll be much more satisfying now, because when Boehner fucks up (and given that the Republicans being voted in have no more plan or ideas on how to move the economy other than “Say No To Obama”, he most certainly will fuck up frequently and spectacularly), we’ll get to say, “Man, the House sure pulled a Boehner…tee hee!”

  4. Rocky says


    Again,GET YOUR OWN DAMN BLOG! And stop trolling this one.Same goes for you Miss Alex!

    Im glad Paladingbat lost.Bigots like him should just fade into oblivion never to be heard from nor seen again.Whats more pathetic are the pathetic hate mongerers who kissed his ass and worshiped that bigot as if he was Jeebus.This is New York Not Texas,losers!

  5. LiamB says

    Why on earth would you come to a gay blog, congratulating an anti-gay politician on winning, then act all surprised that your opinion isn’t welcomed. Geez, you’re like a Jew who votes for Hitler wondering why his family isn’t tolerant of his differing opinion. Seriously, get a clue.

  6. LiamB says

    Seriously, you have got to be an absolute moron to think McCain was a better choice. He wasn’t even a good choice for a conservative vote. The man denied we were in a recession until an emergency meeting was called, even though analyst had been stating for over a year what was happening.

  7. Chance says

    While it is disappointing, we have to remember who holds the veto pen. His name is President Obama and he does have a (D) next to his name.

    The world isn’t over. The gay marriage issue is about to be resolved once and for all when it goes to the Supreme Court and they rule in our favor.

  8. Rich says

    And so goes any hope of anything being done (gay ‘agenda’ or not) for the next two years. Republicorp control of the House. Perpetual filibusters in the Senate. Sounds like a recipe for success to me.

  9. anon says

    I doubt John Boehner reads this blog. His gay staffers do, but not the congressman. The Tea Party ran a lot of lousy candidates and lost many races. How about NV?

  10. says

    @ GAYFORGOP: “Dems had two years of complete control” is idiotic and you know it. While the Dems could have done a better job with their majority, Bain-er’s constant filibuster of the Senate made a mockery of the constitution. The Senate (like the house) is supposed to operate under a simple majority. The repugs decided that they would use a threatened filibuster like a bully to get their way on everything. Patriotism my ass.

  11. Rich says

    Um, last time I looked it was the Dems who tried (and passed in the House) the groundwork to kill DADT. Granted w/out much help from Obama. Political maneuvering in the Senate and the usual filibuster killed it in the Senate.

    I don’t believe there’s a snowball’s chance it (or anything else gay related) would have come up for a vote if McCain were in the White House and/or The R’s controlled either house of Congress.

    While the Dems are hardly the ideal ally, they are the far more likely path to progress outside the courts.

  12. LiamB says

    “Dems do not care about gays..it is clear! Quit being so beholden to them”

    You think the Republicans do? Are you really that fargone? You are being every bit as blindly loyal to the Republicans as you accuse others of being of the Democrats. Get over yourself, you self-loathing moron.

  13. Rich says

    Technical majority in the Senate, but the handful of conservaDems (Lincoln, Landreau, Nelson, and Lieberman) pretty much nullified any potential benefit the super majority offered.

  14. TANK says

    Yeah…russ feingold’s loss is terrible. Especially when you consider how easily the mr. keating five savings and loan scandal won (mcsame). There goes the last honest man in washington.

  15. Paul R says

    Ditto on the disappointment in losing Feingold. He was among the few with integrity.

    For the record, please just ignore idiots like GayForGOP. Who cares what his views are; he’s like an immature trying clamoring for attention. And I don’t recall him ever posting here before, so who even knows if he’s gay. He’s just a fool.

  16. GayForGOP says

    @paul….so in other words..if someone doesn’t agree with you, they are a fool? So much for the ‘tolerance’ you always demand of others…and for the record, I am very much gay with a partner of 2.5 years, tyvm!

  17. Cory says

    GayforGOP, something tells me if you were imprisoned by the NAZI’s you’d cheer on the way to the gas chamber asking “Oooo, what’s the surprise?! Is it a party!? I LOVE parties…” fool…

  18. Stephen says

    Trolls will be trolls.

    We are very disappointed here in Iowa. Today three honest, good people lost their job, because they did their job and bigots didn’t like it. This is along with the defeat of our Democratic Governor to go back to a former governor who has unfortunately fallen in with the extremists and who even has a sarah palin look-alike as lieutenant governor.

  19. Cory says

    Don’t even try it pal, you’re feigned “disgust” towards me doesn’t compare to the self loathing you have towards yourself or the pathetic ignorance you have displayed on this blog. I’d state you disgust me, but truthfully I don’t care about you.

    PS Don’t you dare f$&king preach to me, you know damn well my comment was directed at you, and in no way makes light of the atrocities that occurred in WWII. Your comment was a bad PR move.

  20. ratbastard says

    The two parties must now co-op or they’ll be total gridlock. In some respects the Republican sweep of the house will turn out to benefit Obama; he was dealing basically with a co-president from his own party with Pelosi, a relationship that could hardly have been cozy. He now will deal with a Republican Speaker, not from his own party [insider party politics are nullified] and he (Obama) has the edge being president and his party still controlling the senate. He can also blame problems now on the Republican House when things go wrong. 2 years is a lifetime in politics, and the economy will inevitably improve, which is the most important issue for most people. Obama could still win re-election in 2012. I don’t think he’s that displeased tonight.

    The Tea Party people did so-so, not a blow out. Results also show pretty much the west coast and east coast [minus S. Carolina and Georgia] vote basically center- center-left [here in Massachusetts even the Republican gov candidate Baker held liberal social views and would never have made it in the deep south],parts of the Midwest, Deep South, parts of the West, vote straight conservative, especially regarding social issues. Texas can best be described as schizophrenic, elected both left and right candidates [the mayor of America’s 4th largest city, Houston, is a lesbian], yet Texas voters when voting along party lines seem to prefer centralist; Gov Perry(R) is a centralist party hack, definitely not on the far right or a Tea Bagger. There’s also well circulated rumors hounding him for years that he’s gay…this hasn’t stopped him winning elections.

    My impression over-all is this really isn’t a blow out for Republicans, Democrats better watch themselves because even in primarily blue states like MA they’ve lost a senate seat and came very close to losing the governor’s seat [because of a 3 way race, Democrat Patrick still won but with barely 50% of the popular vote}. The Tea Partiers did OK, but obviously most Americans aren’t buying out of the mainstrean candidates like O’donnell and Paladino.

    And the Republicans who’ve been whining for the past 2 years must now govern, so we’ll be hearing a lot less extreme bluster from the usual suspects.

    And gay issues are definitely peripheral for both main parties. Neither Obama, Harry Reid in the Senate or the Republicans [obviously] will have anything to gain by pushing gay rights issues, and Obama now has a built in convenient excuse to avoid gay issues with a Republican controlled house.

  21. AJ says

    Tom “Kill the Gays” Emmer is 1 point behind Mark Dayton here in MN gubernatorial race with 90% of precincts reporting. Ya know, the jerk who Target and Best Buy gave a bunch of money to. If he gets in MN gays will have NO CHANCE of getting married or hav ing any positive legislation for another 4 years. Pray for us!!

  22. Rowan says

    @ Stephen
    Sorry but you guys did nothing to help those judges, I mean nothing. The gays kicked them in the balls by not protesting loudly or putting money in.

    You gay Americans truly deserve everything you get.

    Enjoy it, ESP if you think Obama did NOTHING for the gays because of your obsession with DADT!

  23. HawaiiBill says

    Holding out hope for you AJ and Dayton in MN.

    Tonight, our extremely gay-friendly REAL advocate, Neil Abercrombie won the Governor’s race against the EX-Governor Linda Lingle’s man-servant Aiona. Gov. Abercrombie also has all but ONE of the pro-civil union Legistors re-elected to help get it done this time.

    I’m proud to wake up in a blue state tomorrow morning.

  24. ratbastard says

    With Republican Baker losing in Massachusetts, it was a lost the opportunity to give America it’s first openly gay Lt. Governor. Richard Tisei was Charlie Baker’s running mate. Baker publicly declared himself to the left of Obama on social issues. Baker/Tisei lost 50/42 [a 3rd party candidate spoiler won 8%] to Democrat Deval Patrick. I would have loved to have had an openly gay Lt. Governor for my state and for America.

  25. AlexM says

    @ROCKY – Wow – can you comprehend basic lettering. I was agreeing with GAYFORGOP on bias media reporting (MSNBC, FOX, CNN), but was supporting Andy’s blog since it’s his opinions. I am a leftist and you are obviously a jerk off.

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