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(NECN/NBC News: Tracie Potts) - Democrats won and Democrats lost in Tuesday night’s elections. There was no clear direction on which party the nation prefers, but a definite trend away from extreme politics.
New York elected its first Democrat in 20 years.
The conservative Republican lost Virginia.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said, "This race came down to the wire because of ‘Obamacare’."
The moderate republican won New Jersey with a majority of women, Latinos, a third of Democrats and one out of five African-Americans:
Governor Chris Christie said, "Maybe the folks in Washington D.C. should tune in their TVs right now and see how it's done."
As the president heads to Dallas Wednesday to push his health plan, the electorate is pushing politics to the middle.
Health care remains a central issue.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify again about the government's troubled website.
Senator Mitch McConnell said, "The American people do not like ‘Obamacare’."
Senator John Cornyn said, "It just seems to be getting worse and worse and worse."
The White House is on the defense as millions of Americans get letters cancelling their coverage.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "Those letters are only being sent to a fraction, a very small fraction of the population."
A population telling its politicians to drop the extremes and focus on getting the country back on the right track.