The Obama administration breathes a sigh of relief as Bennet defeats Romanoff .
Buck prevails over Norton showing " the power and influence of tea party activists to challenge the GOP establishment."
A mere 2,500 votes separate Deal and Handel.
McMahon wins the GOP nomination as Blumenthal readies to run against someone "unlike any challenger he has faced."
"Uncle Ted." Remembering the longest-serving Republican senator.
-- George Stephanopoulos