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Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Creatas/Hemera/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gambled more than $54 million on Tuesday’s elections. And he lost.The quixotic chairman of the Las Vegas Sands gaming company rose to the top of campaign giving in 2012, gaining notor…

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, and he promised his thrilled supporters “that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.”Obama appeare…

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term

(NEW YORK) — President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, emerging victorious in what had been a deadlocked race into the final hours of the campaign.Obama’s lease on the White House was renewed with a cr…

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On

(NEW YORK) — President Obama and Mitt Romney matched each other state for state in early returns as attention turned to a trio of swing states where polls had closed but results were so close a winner had yet to emerge.The electoral votes of Ohio, Vir…

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — How seriously is the Romney campaign taking the possibility of a post-Election Day recount?Romney campaign officials have instructed members of their staff from the political and advance teams as well as other departme…

Obama Congratulates Romney on ‘Spirited Campaign’

Obama Congratulates Romney on ‘Spirited Campaign’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) — President Obama on Tuesday congratulated GOP nominee Mitt Romney on a hard-fought race and expressed confidence he would have the votes to win a second term as he kicked off Election Day with a visit…

Election Day: Romney Still Campaigning, Obama to Play Basketball

Election Day: Romney Still Campaigning, Obama to Play Basketball

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The costliest election in United States history is also one of the closest, as polls open Tuesday and the country finally picks its president after a long and divisive campaign.After spending nearly $1 bill…

Mitt and Ann Romney Cast Their Ballots in Massachusetts

Mitt and Ann Romney Cast Their Ballots in Massachusetts

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(BEDFORD, Mass.) — Mitt and Ann Romney cast their ballots Tuesday morning in Bedford, Mass., where the candidate remarked that he’s feeling “very good” about his chances on Tuesday.They arrived at their polling station just …

Romney Closes Out Campaign with Final Rally in New Hampshire

Romney Closes Out Campaign with Final Rally in New Hampshire

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Mitt Romney held his final rally of his campaign Monday just before midnight struck, telling a thunderous crowd in Manchester, N.H., that it will be the Granite State that helps him win the White Hou…

Obama, Romney Tie in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch

Obama, Romney Tie in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H.) — The first votes are in — 10 of them, anyway — and it’s an Obama-Romney tie.The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting rig…

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – Just a few short hours before Election Day 2012, President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a late appeal to viewers of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.While the New Orleans Sa…

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(FAIRFAX, Va.) — Ann Romney may already be daydreaming about life in the White House, asking a huge crowd in northern Virginia Monday if they thought she and her husband might be moving to neighboring Washington come Januar…

POLL: Slim Edge Opens for Obama As the Closest Contest Concludes

POLL: Slim Edge Opens for Obama As the Closest Contest Concludes

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Barack Obama has inched to a slim advantage in the closing days of the 2012 presidential race, breaking out of a long-running deadlock with Mitt Romney to a 50-47 percent contest in the final-weekend tracking po…

Romney Urges Every Eligible Voter to Head to Polls in Final Florida Rally

Romney Urges Every Eligible Voter to Head to Polls in Final Florida Rally

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning in the Sunshine State by telling voters in Sanford, Fla., that Tuesday will be a turning point in U.S. history and urging them to head to the polls.“Tom…

Obama, Romney Blitz Battleground States on Last Day of Campaign

Obama, Romney Blitz Battleground States on Last Day of Campaign

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The candidates will spend the final 24 hours of this long presidential race bouncing around the country, rallying supporters at 14 scheduled events across nine battleground states.President …

Leadership Ratings Help Obama; 50 Percent Approval, Not So Much

Leadership Ratings Help Obama; 50 Percent Approval, Not So Much

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama has maintained a sizable advantage over Mitt Romney in trust to handle a major crisis and regained his lead in being seen as the stronger leader, wielding the benefits of incumbenc…

Romney Makes Last Push in Pennsylvania, Tries to Turn State Red

Romney Makes Last Push in Pennsylvania, Tries to Turn State Red

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(MORRISVILLE, Pa.) — With just more than 24 hours until voters can head to the polls in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney made a last minute stop there on Sunday, drawing tens of thousands to a rally that his campaign hopes w…

Romney Kicks Off Whirlwind Tour of Battleground States in Iowa

Romney Kicks Off Whirlwind Tour of Battleground States in Iowa

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Mitt Romney made his final stop in the battleground state of Iowa on Sunday, on a day that took him to Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania before midnight.He had visited Iowa even before announcing his can…

Scout Leader From Mitt Romney’s Oft-Told Anecdote Makes Surprise Cameo

Scout Leader From Mitt Romney’s Oft-Told Anecdote Makes Surprise Cameo

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — One of Mitt Romney’s most told anecdotes came to life tonight in front of one of the candidate’s largest crowds, as the GOP presidential nominee paraded out a Boy Scoutmaster and an Am…

Paul Ryan Says ‘Florida is Everything,’ Adopts Romney Habit of Age Guessing

Paul Ryan Says ‘Florida is Everything,’ Adopts Romney Habit of Age Guessing

Scott Legato/Getty Images(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Paul Ryan wrapped up a marathon four-stop, five-state day at an outdoor rally at the Panama City marina Saturday acknowledging to the crowd that “Florida is everything.”“Mitt Romney and …

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