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Obama wins Ohio, re-election

President Barack Obama has been projected the winner of the 2012 election over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

President Barack Obama won his home state of Illinois carrying every age group and winning among both men and women.

Democrats held their narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, grabbing GOP seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning aside Republican challenges in Virginia and Ohio.

Republicans were well on the way to retaining control of the House, ensuring that Congress will be divided at the start of President Barack Obama's second term in office.

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Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has won a second term, turning back a challenge from Republican St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.

Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has secured a third term, becoming the second Missourian to win three elections for the office.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel has won re-election, beating a state lawmaker from St. Louis County.

A century after St. Louis gave up control of its police department, the city is getting it back.

According to KCTV, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin conceded to Sen. Claire McCaskill in a private telephone conversation and then spoke to supporters about 9:45 p.m.

Eight-term U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau has won another term in Congress, defeating Poplar Bluff chiropractor Jack Rushin in Missouri's 8th Congressional District.

Opponents of a measure that would increase Missouri's lowest-in-the nation tobacco tax by 73 cents per pack were holding a slim lead in early returns.

Missouri voters have rejected a proposal that would have changed the process of nominating and appointing judges to the state Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Republican Jason Plummer isn't ready to concede the race in the 12th Congressional District in Southern Illinois just yet. The Associated Press declared former state National Guard chief Bill Enyart the winner in the district.

Senator Gary Forby has declared himself the winner in the Ill. 59th dist. race with 92-percent of precincts reporting.

Former congressman Carroll Hubbard has failed in his latest bid for a political comeback, losing a Kentucky Senate race.

Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state.

Kentucky voters in Randolph County passed an issue surrounding firearms.

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