Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

Featured eBooks
Best Dates to Retire 2020
CIVIC TECH: Case Studies From Innovative Communities
Emerging Tech in Defense
Play of the Day: Money In Politics is Last Night's Big Winner

As some races await their final calls, the real winner of the midterm elections is already clear. It's about $3.7 billion.

While the Republicans are celebrating their takeover of the Senate, it might be a good time to reflect on the real winners and losers of this election cycle. In the winners column are a host ofSuper PACs, dark money donors and more than 3.7 billion dollar bills. In the losers column are ideas — any semblance of real leadership.

Plus: An inside look at Mitch McConnell's post-election dance party. Scott Brown may be filing for residency in Maine next. And Cory Booker might be the only charismatic black Democrat who is smiling after last night's results.

(Image via Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com)