Dems solidly took the House last night, gaining 28 seats. The results from key races we were watching, with the good news first: The biggest win of the night was in California's 11th district where voters ousted Richard Pombo (R) in favor of Jerry McNerney. The country's natural resources rejoice. In New Mexico's 1st district, state Attorney General Patricia Madrid (D) and incumbent Heather Wilson (R) remain neck-and-neck in what has been a heated race. League of Conservation Voters Dirty Dozen denizen Charles Taylor lost his seat in North Carolina's 11th district to Democrat Heath Shuler -- a big win …
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Kate Sheppard was previously Grist's political reporter. She now covers energy and the environment for The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.
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