With the concession of two Republicans on Wednesday, the remaining undecided races for the House of Representatives and for governors nationwide ended with a small boost for Democrats after the walloping the party took in November.
In New York, businessman Randy Altschuler, a Republican, exited what was the final outstanding race in the House, returning the seat to the incumbent Democrat, Rep. Timothy Bishop. Bishop had a 263-vote lead for the district representing the eastern tip of Long Island. Altschuler decided against forcing a hand recount of the ballots.
Meanwhile, a Democrat will become governor of Minnesota for the first time in nearly two decades. Democrat Mark Dayton had a 9,000-vote lead over Republican opponent Tom Emmer. Emmer, a three-term state legislator, wasn't able to close the gap through a recount.
The Alaska Senate race remains the only unresolved national campaign, an unlikely situation that pits a Republican against a Republican. Lawyers for "tea party"-backed Joe Miller were in court Wednesday seeking to toss out more than 8,100 votes that incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski received in the write-in campaign launched after she lost the party primary.