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GOP Wins Senate, Dominates #Election2014 Headlines

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Last night was a big night for Republicans. The American people headed to the polls yesterday and voted overwhelmingly for the GOP in the 2014 Midterm Election which resulted in a seven seat pick up in the Senate, +13 in the House and a +3 swing among governors.

Three US Senate race results are yet to be decided. Votes are too close to call in Alaska and Virginia. A runoff in Louisiana is slated for December.

So far, here’s the breakdown (via Real Clear Politics) as of 11/5/14:

U.S. SENATE
Democrats 45* (-7)
Republicans 52 (+7)
*Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) & Sen. Angus King (I-ME) currently caucus with the Democrats.

U.S. HOUSE
Democrats 179 (-13)
Republicans 243 (+13)

GOVERNORS
Democrats 17 (-3)
Republicans 31 (+3)

Below is a recap of some the front pages around the country’s most notable print publications featuring the GOP wins:

The Washington Post
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The Washington Times
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USA TODAY
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The New York Times
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The Wall Street Journal
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… and then there was this:

The Huffington Post
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On to 2016!

Highlights from #GOP2012

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The social media numbers are in from last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and they are impressive!

GOP 2012 Social Numbers

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GOP Gears Up for Tampa

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As delegates make their way to Tampa, Florida next week for the 2012 Republican National Convention, staff and volunteers are working diligently to ensure that all Americans can participate — whether in person or remotely. Thanks to advanced technology through partnerships with AT&T, Microsoft and Google along with social media use among participants and viewers alike, they can!

According to a recent video released by convention organizers as part of their “Convention Insider” series, the goal is to make this the “most open and accessible event of its kind.”

Follow along via Twitter @GOPconvention (#GOP2012), Facebook, YouTube, and the official 2012 GOP Convention website at http://www.gopconvention2012.com.

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Election Night Coverage: Campaign 2008

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FOX 5 News Election CoverageOn Election night, I appeared on FOX 5 News (WTTG) TV and myfoxdc.com with weekend anchor Will Thomas as part of their LIVE Election Night coverage from 8 PM to 12 Midnight.

I also live blogged here on CapitalGig and via Twitter (@almacy). Here’s how it all unfolded…

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008

6:34 PM CapitalGig: Freedom Isn’t Free, but Coffee and Donuts Are http://tinyurl.com/5czf3e

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GOP & Ustream LIVE from Minneapolis

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Republican Convention President & CEO Maria Cino announced Ustream.TV as the official live video streaming provider of the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul slated for September 1-4, 2008.

“Partnering with Ustream.TV sends a clear message that the Republican Party wants the Internet generation and all people – from Party loyalists to casual observers – to be part of the 2008 Republican National Convention,” said Cino. “Anyone with computer and internet access will be guaranteed a front-row seat to history through www.GOPConvention2008.com, as we formally nominate the next President and Vice President of the United States.”

Ustream.TV co-founder Brad Hunstable was also on hand to explain that in addition to unprecedeted, live access of gavel-to-gavel floor activity, viewers, voters, bloggers and other interested parties will have access to video web chats, online interviews, behind the scenes coverage and other activities leading up to the event.

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