If you haven't done so already, please click through and read our recap of the jaw-dropping red wave that swept the nation last night. A visualization, courtesy of the New York Times:
As the dust settles, it looks as though the GOP will approach 250 House seats -- their largest number since the 1920's -- win nine Democrat-held Senate seats, and control nearly two-thirds of all governorships. We thought we'd let you hear from some of the victorious conservatives themselves. Enjoy:
Cory Gardner (CO Senate):
"[Colorado voters] are not red. They are not blue. But they are crystal clear. Crystal clear in their message to Washington, DC: Get your job done, and get the heck out of the way!"
Joni Ernst (IA Senate):
"We are heading to Washington, and we are going to make 'em squeal!"
Scott Walker (WI Governor):
"I'm an optimist. I believed all along that if we got a positive message out, that in the end, people would rather be for something, not against something. And look what happened tonight."
Mia Love (UT-04):
"Naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black, Republican, LDS woman to Congress. [Cheers] And guess what? Not only did we do it, we were the first to do it!"
Larry Hogan (MD Governor):
Elise Stefanik (NY-21):
"I am honored and humbled to be the youngest woman every elected to the United States Congress."
Rick Scott (FL Governor):
"Well, I just received a call from Charlie Crist...[Cheers]"
Bruce Rauner (IL Governor):
"This is a victory for our taxpayers…"
Susana Martinez (NM Governor):
"And most of all, a big thank you to the people of New Mexico! Muchas gracias!"
And finally, via Katie, a nominee for the worst 'concession' speech of the night, from Alison Lundergan Grimes (KY Senate):
"Breaking records here in this state with our fundraising!"
Money well spent, donors. No congratulations to, or even a single mention of, the man who beat her by 15 points.