NBC News has called the races for governor in Florida and Maine.
Rick Scott (R), who led the charge against health care and whose company settled a 1.7-billion Medicare fraud lawsuit, will be the next governor of Florida.
Paul LePage, who said he would become known on the front pages of Maine's newspapers as having told President Obama to "go to hell," will be the next governor of Maine. LePage held off a third-party independent in Eliot Cutler, winning just 38%-37%. Democrat Libby Mitchell, who was the first woman in the country to serve as both state House Speaker and Senate President, faded in the final days of the campaign and finished with just 19%.