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November 4, 2014

Not in Kansas Anymore: 2014 Election Final in Pictures

#1 – Mark Peterson for MSNBC/Instagram. Addressing a nihilist election that nobody could understand in any constructive way, Peterson’s takeaway is something just this side of the Wizard of Oz.

#2 Much was made this election cycle about the Democrat’s superior ground game in 2012. This time around, the GOP was determined to meet or exceed it. The Instagram photo and text below is from the Guardian, the international view lending necessary absurdity . (Caption below.)

#3 The great Stephen Crowley via Twitter. The caption:

Perdue supporters react to surge over Nunn in Georgia Senate race.

It’s the kind of giddy scrambling around that comes with having been out of power so long. Note too, the first unselfconscious use of the term “surge” on behalf of the GOP since Dubya.

#4 – Honorable mention, via the Denver Post’s Aaron Ontiveroz on Twitter:

alcohol put away at hickenlooper’s union station watch party.

Dems I scream? Or, saving your Chardonnay for another day.

(photo 1: Mark Peterson for MSNBC. caption: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has emerged victorious in his hard-fought re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Democratic rising star Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Pictured here, Baiano Gabrielle a young supporter of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) whose brother works for the campaign posed by the stage before the big victory party at the Louisville Marriott, Nov. 4, 2014. Photo by@markpetersonpixs for MSNBC For more photography of election 2014 go to www.msnbc.com/photography. photo 2: Rory Carroll for @Guardian caption: Another #Midterms #GuardianCam, this time from America’s #midwest: Most canvassers have called it a night in Des Moines, #Iowa, but Eric Thorson, 40, is keeping a lonely vigil. Wearing a white costume and painted face, he’s distributing flyers urging people to vote Republican. photo 3: Stephen Crowley/Instagram. photo 4: Aaron Ontiveroz/Twitter.)

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