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Scorecard: How The Candidates Who Hillary Clinton Campaigned For Did At The Polls

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton actively supported more than 25 candidates in the midterms, but half of those candidates found themselves on the losing side of their races by the end of Tuesday night.

In some cases, Clinton made public appearances with the candidate; in others, she attended fundraisers.

The most stinging losses for Clinton were in Kentucky and Arkansas, where both Democratic Senate candidates relied on Clinton to get southern Democrats to the polls.

In their home state of Arkansas, the Clintons campaigned for incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. On Tuesday, he was defeated by Republican Rep. Tom Cotton.

And in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes repeatedly referred to herself as “Clinton Democrat” as a way to distance herself from President Barack Obama. She held multiple rallies with Hillary and Bill Clinton. On Tuesday, Grimes lost to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.

Speaking to Brian Williams of NBC on election night, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul invoked both the losses in Arkansas and Kentucky to criticize Clinton.

“I think this election was basically a repudiation of the president, but also Hillary Clinton,” Paul said. “The Democrat here … wouldn’t admit that she voted for President Obama. She was very specific. I am a Clinton Democrat. The Clintons, both of them came often to Kentucky. They came often to Arkansas.”

Here is The Daily Caller’s scorecard of Clinton’s record Tuesday night, which include 13 losses, 12 wins and a single too-close-to-call contest.

Candidates Supported By Clinton Who Lost

1. Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor
2. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall
3. Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist
4. Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn
5. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
6. Iowa senatorial candidate Bruce Braley
7. Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes
8. Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud
9. Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley
10. Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown
11. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan
12. Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer
13. New Hampshire Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Candidates Supported By Clinton Who Won

1. Michigan Sen. Gary Peters
2. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken
3. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
4. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
5. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan
6. New Hampshire Rep. Anne Kuster
7.  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
8. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
9. New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
10. New York Congressional Candidate Nita Lowey
11. Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf
12. Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo

Too-Close-To-Call

1. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu for Senate – Headed to December run-off

TheDC’s Christian Datoc and Melissa Brown contributed to this report.

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