Voters don't take their cues from big-name endorsers. They're influenced by advertising dollars that endorsements can help unleash.
Democrats were energized but working against the odds in an unusual election.
Learning from the movement's stumbles in 2010, a grassroots collection laid the groundwork to defeat the six-term Indiana senator.
The liberal favorite still trails incumbent Scott Brown in cash on hand, but her impressive haul brings her closer in the neck-and-neck Massachusetts Senate race.
The sharp reversal by the former senator gives Democrats a much better chance at keeping retiring Senator Ben Nelson's seat.
The Maine Republican's decision to retire is a blow to GOP hopes for retaking control of the Senate in November.
The movement helped elect a string of minorities and has vaulted an African American to the top of the Republican presidential race
The acting governor won in an election many had thought could go to the Republican
For conservative activists, the 2012 political map is shaping up to be far less inviting than 2010
After the state became a battleground for national interests, both sides will leave with more questions than answers
Democratic contender Zerban challenges the Republican congressman's Medicare booster proposal by way of petition
Fewer Republicans see her favorably, while more see her unfavorably