10 Great Pictures from Election Day

Christine Rousselle
|
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 2:15 PM
10 Great Pictures from Election Day

Election Day is always full of drama, and yesterday's midterms did not disappoint. Here are 10 great pictures from Election Day--both before and after the polls closed.

10. Member-elect Elise Stefanik (R) celebrates her victory in New York's 21st Congressional District.

Stefanik, a 30-year-old pro-life conservative Republican, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

9. Governor-elect Larry Hogan reacts to his huge upset victory in Maryland over Anthony Brown.

In what was likely the biggest upset of the night, Republican Larry Hogan was elected Governor of Maryland over Democrat Anthony Brown. Brown had an eight-point lead in polling the week before the race, and the Republican Governor's Association said they went into debt to ensure a Hogan victory in the Old Line State.

8.Mitch McConnell "photobombed" at the polls.

Sen. Mitch McConnell was "photobombed" while voting by presumably an Alison Lundergan Grimes supporter. McConnell would get the last laugh in the end, however, when he cruised to an easy victory over Grimes.

7. Huffington Post's homepage was blunt.

Twenty-seven senators who voted for Obamacare are no longer in office. America has spoken. The "Red Tsunami" was a massive loss for Democrats.

6. Split "I like Mike" sign at the Mike Michaud headquarters.

Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) lost a hotly-contested election to incumbent Republican Governor Paul LePage. Michaud had a small lead in the vast majority of polls throughout the race, and LePage's seat was considered to be incredibly vulnerable.

5. Paul LePage (R) celebrates victory.

Meanwhile in Lewiston, ME at the LePage headquarters, LePage took the stage to declare victory before Michaud had finished conceding his race. LePage, known for his blunt delivery and brass attitude, let all of his emotions show while celebrating his unlikely four-point victory over Michaud and Eliot Cutler.

4. The House of Representatives map was insanely red.

While it was never really a question that Republicans would hold the House of Representatives, it was somewhat of a surprise that Republicans would surge to their biggest majority in the House since the Truman administration.

3. Chris Matthews is not happy with how the night is going.

Chris Matthews channeled his inner McKayla Maroney "not impressed" face when Republicans took back the Senate.

2. "Come At Me Bro" sign at the Mitch McConnell rally.

McConnell fought through a tough primary and criticism that he was far too "establishment" for Kentucky.

1. Representative-elect Mia Love celebrating her election in Utah's Fourth District with her father.

Following a disappointing loss in 2012, former Saratoga Springs, Utah Mayor Mia Love was finally elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first black female Republican ever to be elected to Congress.