National election roundup
Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, and daughter Chiara, center, after he was elected the first Democratic mayor of New York City in 20 years in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. De Blasio, who beat out Republican Joe Lhota by a large margin, follows the three-term reign of Republican-turned-independent billionaire Michael Bloomberg, and Republican Rudy Giuliani, who led the city in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, right, embraces his girlfriend Lorrie Higgins, center, as Higgins' daughter Lauren, left, looks on after Walsh addressed the crowd at a watch party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Boston. Walsh defeated Boston City Councilor John Connolly in the mayoral race.
Sally Allen makes a face as she waits with others during a "Save the Dome" election results party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Houston. Houston-area voters are deciding whether to convert the Astrodome into a convention center or allow the iconic stadium to be demolished.
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signals second term as he stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, second right, and their children, Andrew, back right, Bridget, right, as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.
Houston mayor Annise Parker, center, celebrates her election victory with her partner Kathy Hubbard, right, during a campaign party at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Houston.
Supporter So Van Tran celebrates the re-election of Houston mayor Annise Parker as the concession of challenger Ben Hall is announced during a campaign party at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Houston.
Martin Davis, of Weymouth, Mass., center, a Martin Walsh supporter, holds a placard while reacting to televised returns in the race for mayor of Boston during a watch party at a hotel in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mass. State Rep. Martin Walsh, D-Boston, and City Councilor John Connolly are running for the office held by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for more than two decades.
Supporters cheer as they watch the results on television at the election night party for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Tysons Corner, Va.
Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivers his concession speech with his wife, Teiro, during a rally in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Cuccinelli was defeated by Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Caroline Novello casts her ballot inside The Chapel within the Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, N.C. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2013.