Who's Who: Republican Marco Rubio was up against Independent (formerly Republican) Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek for a Florida Senate seat.
Who won: Cuban American politician Marco Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, won the race by a relative landslide. He was able to take advantage of the voters split between the more seasoned, moderate Republican Crist and the younger, left-leaning Meek.
What it means for us: Rubio believes that President Barack Obama's domestic spending and health care policies are terrible and has vowed to work to reverse the health care bill if elected to Senate. He is against repealing don't ask, don't tell and supports passage of an amendment against same-sex marriage. In terms of immigration, Rubio doesn't believe that undocumented immigrants should be counted in the 2010 census and opposes amnesty in any reform. Rubio has stated that Arizona's SB 1070 unfairly singled out certain citizens.