VIDEO: Republican Victory Speeches From Coast to Coast

Posted: Nov 05, 2014 3:00 PM
VIDEO: Republican Victory Speeches From Coast to Coast

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:

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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.