Last night voters in the US elected Democratic candidates in droves, giving them control of the House of Representatives with control of the Senate likely to follow pending the final results of the Senate race in Virginia.
The overall message to Washington is both progressive and green. For the first time in American history a women will lead Congress as Speaker of the House, while voters ousted 8 of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 'Dirty Dozen' - elected officials singled out for their abysmal voting records on environmental issues. That number could climb as high as 11 pending the fate of 3 undecided races, including the remaining Senate seat.
For a summary of the dirty dozen click on the image to the right, or visit the LCV results page for the complete results.