About a dozen states held votes for office holders and ballot initiatives on Tuesday, and several key races could offer some glimpse into the nation's mood one year before the 2012 elections.
Fox News tracked the following races, and updates continue to come in.
Democrat: Steven L. Beshear, Incumbent -- WINNER, 56 percent
Republican: State Sen. David L. Williams, 35 percent
Independent: Gatewood Galbraith, 9 percent
Ohio Ballot Initiatives
Issue 2. Collective bargaining. Approves or rejects a new law passed by the Legislature that limits collective bargaining rights of public employees. -- LAW REJECTED, 61-39 percent
Issue 3. Health care. Prohibits the government from mandating that individuals or businesses participate in the federal health care law. -- MANDATE OPPOSED
Mississippi Governor and Initiatives
Initiative 26: Should the term "person" be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof? -- DEFEATED, 58-42 percent
Initiative 27: Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to submit government issued photo identification in order to vote? -- APPROVED, 62-38 percent
Initiative 31: Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons? -- APPROVED, 73-27 percent
Democrat: Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. DuPree, 39 percent
Republican: Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant -- WINNER, 61 percent
Mississippi Legislative Elections:
House of Representatives: 122. Current: 68 D, 54 R.
Results: 52 D, 52 R. Leading: 6 D, 11 R.
Senate: 52. Current: 24 D, 27 R, one vacant seat.
Results: 22 D, 28 R. Leading: 1 D, 1 R.
General Assembly Seats: 100. Current: 39 D, 59 R, 2 I.
Results: 32 D, 66 R, 1 I. Leading: 1 R.
Senate Seats: 40. Current: 22 D, 18 R.
Results: 20 D, 19 R. One race too close to call, Republican leading.
General Assembly Seats: 80. Current 47 D, 33 R.
Final Results: 48 D, 32 R.
Senate Seats: 40. Current: 24 D, 16 R.
Final Results: 24 D, 16 R.
Edwin Lee, Incumbent -- Leading with 31 percent of vote