Congratulations to our friends in Congress who had tough races but won:
Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Loretta Sanchez of California, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Bruce Braley of Iowa, Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Mike Michaud of Maine, Gary Peters of Michigan, Russ Carnahan of Missouri, Tim Bishop of New York, Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Tim Holden of Pennsylvania and Nick Rahall of West Virginia.
Other friends in Congress we're pleased to see back (and yes, they include Republicans):
Ed Pastor of Arizona; Californians George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, Brad Sherman, Linda Sanchez, Joe Baca, Xavier Becerra and Bob Filner; Joe Courtney of Connecticut; Debbie Wasserman-Schulz and Alcee Hastings of Florida; John Lewis of Georgia; Jan Schakowsky and Jerry Costello of Illinois; Mike Capuano, Jim McGovern and Steve Lynch of Massachusetts; Michiganders Sander Levin, John Conyers and John Dingell; Minnesotans Tim Walz, Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison; Bennie Thompson of Mississippi; Lacy Clay of Missouri; Shelley Berkley of Nevada; Rob Andrews, Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith of New Jersey; New Yorkers Peter King, Carolyn McCarthy; Jerry Nadler and Louise Slaughter; Ohioans Marcy Kaptur, Betty Sutton, Steve LaTourette, Tim Ryan and Pat Tiberi; David Wu and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon; Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania; Jim Clyburn of South Carolina; Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas; Jim McDermott and Norm Dicks of Washingon; and Nick Rahall of West Virginia.
And in the Senate:
Barbara Boxer of California; Barbara Mikulski of Maryland; Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; Chris Coons of Delaware; Patrick Leahy of Vermont; Harry Reid of Nevada; Patty Murray of Washington; Michael Bennet of Colorado; Ron Wyden of Oregon; Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut; Daniel Inoye of Hawaii and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
We may have left someone out, so apologies in advance.