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Audio And Transcript: Obama's Victory Speech

President Obama delivers his victory speech in Chicago after winning a second term.

Scenes Of Celebration At The White House

Some who supported Barack Obama in 2008 said their celebration was markedly different from what they experienced four years ago, upon the historic election of the nation's first African-American president.

Obama's Win Powered By Organization, If Not Ideas

Bloopers and stumbles made the news this presidential campaign, but Barack Obama's re-election was powered by plans begun on the ground four years ago. Here's how he did it.


Black Voters Turned Out For Obama

African-American turnout is just as high as the record-breaking level seen four years ago. Obama is getting nearly as much support from this key constituency as he did last time around.

Tough Night For Self-Financed Senate Candidates

Republican Senate candidates Linda McMahon in Connecticut and Tom Smith in Pennsylvania spent a combined $56 million of their own money in losing efforts.

How Third-Party Candidates Fared

Two independent candidates won their Senate races on Tuesday, but third-party candidates barely put a dent in the presidential outcome.

Gubernatorial Battles: Republican Takes N.C., Democrat Wins N.H.

Voters in North Carolina put a Republican in their governor's office for the first time in two decades, and New Hampshire elected a new female Democratic governor. But the closely watched races in Montana and Washington, where Democrats currently serve as governors, remained too close to call.

Post-'Citizens United' Senate Snapshot: Money Doesn't Guarantee Victory

The battle for the Senate was a proving ground for the new Citizens United politics. Outside groups unleashed heavily funded barrages of attack ads meant to help elect candidates while letting them keep their distance from the nastiness. In Ohio and Virginia, the tactic failed in rather dramatic ways.

On The Issues: How Obama Prevailed

The economy wasn't the only issue that voters were concentrating on, and President Obama's message in several other key areas during the debates and in campaign speeches contributed to his victory.