US rivals share election spoils
6 November 2013 Last updated at 23:09 GMT
Moderate Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has won a landslide re-election, a possible launch pad for a 2016 White House run.
In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe - a key Hillary Clinton ally - narrowly beat a Republican to become governor of the pivotal presidential swing state.
Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio's victory in New York sealed his position as the city's first Democratic mayor-elect in two decades, as Mark Mardell reports.