Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election to a second term. The Associated Press projected Christie, a Republican, the winner over Democrat Barbara Buono.