Photos: Minnesota election night winners, losers

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1 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak crowd surfs after it was announced President Obama had won the election at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, MInn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
2 Rep. Keith Ellison's mother Clida Ellison, Aya Johnson and Karen Monahan react with the rest of the crowd after it was announced President Obama had won the election at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
3 Rep. Chip Cravaack wipes sweat from his forehead Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at his election party at Tobies in Hinckley, Minn. 
4 Congressman Chip Cravaack speaks to the media Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at his election party at Tobies in Hinckley, Minn. 
5 Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar voted at Marcy Open Elementary School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Klobuchar was joined by her daughter Abigail and husband, John Bessler. 
6 Sen. Amy Klobuchar greets supporters after celebrating her Senate win at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
7 Carlton College students Simon Lansberg and Marty Schwarz celebrate after it was announced President Obama had won the election at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
8 Gov. Mark Dayton speaks during Our Vote Our Future election night celebration party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul. 
9 US Rep. Keith Ellison speaks during Our Vote Our Future election night celebration party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul. 
10 Mayshoua Moua of St. Paul, Minn. reacts at meeting Sen. Al Franken at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
11 Sam Gruenhagen, Baxter, a senior at Brainerd High School and nephew of Rick Nolan, looks at election coverage on the CNN web site with Wyatt Steinke, Brainerd. They were at Nolan's election night headquarters at the Brainerd Hotel, Brainerd, Minnesota. 
12 Morgan Kirvida, of Eden Prairie, wears knee socks with elephants on them on election night at the Republican Party headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Bloomington. 
13 Minneapolis resident John Butler, wearing an American flag jacket, watches national election results at the Republican Party headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Bloomington. 
14 Minnesota 8th Dist. Congressional candidate Rick Nolan, left, watches election results with grandson Mitchell, 4, and wife Mary, at the Brainerd Hotel 
15 County Commissioner candidate Jeff Johnson's dog Chester was on hand to celebrate election night at the Republican Party headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Bloomington. 
16 A newly-elected Rick Nolan hugs his wife, Mary, during his acceptance speech in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Nolan headquarters at the Brainerd Hotel in Brainerd, Minn. 
17 Sen. Tom Bakk introduces Democratic Sen. Melisa Franzen at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
18 Rep. Paul Thissen announces that the Democrats had taken back the Minnesota House at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
19 Crowds listen during President Barack Obama's speech at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
20 Crowds listen during President Barack Obama's speech at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
21 Friends Alina Anghel, left, and Juanita Hernandez celebrate during President Barack Obama's speech at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
22 Rachel Holder, left, and Jeff Engholm, of the band The George Maurer Group, play at 6th District DFL challenger Jim Graves' election party on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Le St. Germain Hotel in St. Cloud, Minn. 
23 Steve Erickson, left, checks election results on his phone while Jean Carlson, center, and Jim Graves' son, Michael, look on while attending 6th District DFL challenger Jim Graves' election party at Le St. Germain Hotel in St. Cloud, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
24 Katie Dougherty (left) and Myka Betts react to news that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was voted down on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2012. They attended the Minnesotans United for All Families election night event at Saint Paul RiverCentre. 
25 Staff and volunteers for Minnesotans United for All Families celebrate Minnesota becoming the first state in the nation to vote down a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The group hosted an Election Night event at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
26 Laura Poola and Derek Nyberg make celebratory phone calls after hearing the news that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex-marriage was voted down on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. They attended the Minnesotans United for All Families event at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Election Night. 
27 Supporters of the marriage amendment pray together at the Embassy Suites in Bloomington, Minn. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2012. 
28 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman points at a projector screen as he found out that President Barack Obama won re-election at the Our Vote Our Future election night celebration party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul. 
29 Jon " Captain America" Angell salutes as Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney concedes the election to Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Minnesota Republican election headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Bloomington, Minn. 
30 Kris Anderson, of Hinckley covers her face after U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R Minn. conceded the race to Rick Nolan at his headquarters in Hinckley, Minn., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. 
31 Dan McGrath, Chairman of Protectmyvote.com reacts to disappointing returns on the voter ID amendment at the Protect My Vote election night event for supporters of the voter ID amendment at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul, MN. Tuesday November 6th, 2012.