Features related to 2012 elections

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., waves to supporters after making her a victory speech in Madison, Wisconsin. Baldwin defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, to become the nation's first openly gay senator. November 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
November 9, 2012 | Blog
In Tuesday's elections, a record number of women were elected to serve in the Senate -- part of a larger, ongoing shift in the Democratic Party.