Gratitude from victorious Senate Majority leader Harry Reid
3 November 2010 Last updated at 07:05 GMT
US Republicans have capitalised on a wave of economic discontent to capture the House of Representatives in the US mid-term elections.
President Barack Obama's Democrats narrowly retained control of the Senate.
In Nevada, one of the most dramatic contests of the night, Democratic veteran Harry Reid fought off Tea Party challenger Sharron Angle and held his seat.