Missouri's most controversial race ends in a victory for Claire McCaskill. She defeated Republican challenger Todd Akin with 55-percent of the vote. Akin made headlines for his remarks about "legitimate rape." In her acceptance speech, McCaskill dedicated the win to her mother, who died last week.
Missourians re-elect Governor Jay Nixon to a second term in office. Nixon garnered 55-percent of the vote, besting Republican challenger Dave Spence.