While Republican turnout was down, the increase in Democratic turnout fell far short of what was needed to win.
"The tea party Republicans divide the country: Scaring people is not standing up for people."
That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.
"I was once the main breadwinner but now we are not really able to make ends meet."
If the polls are to be believed, tea party-backed candidates could well go down to defeat all over Virginia on November 5.
The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."
The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.
The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.
Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.