11/03/2010 09:52 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The REAL Winners And Losers Of The 2010 Midterm Elections (PHOTOS)

The 2010 election will be endlessly analyzed for weeks on end: Why did the Democrats lose the House? What was the significance of the Tea Party? Will President Obama achieve his agenda with a gridlocked Congress? What is Christine O'Donnell going to do now?

Among the confusion, however, this election had some real winners and losers, even if they weren't necessarily displayed at the ballot box. Here's a definitive, conclusive list of the real winners and losers the morning after the midterms.

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