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Sweet victory

In response to Robert Hood's post about how losing an election affects the candidate's families, I offer these photos. For all their hard work and sacrifice, sometimes they get to share the spotlight and the sweet taste of victory.

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California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown celebrates his election win during a rally with his wife, Anne Gust, in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

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Republican Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Republican Tom Corbett kisses his wife Susan after announcing his victory over Democrat Dan Onorato in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

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Republican nominee for Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio stands with his mother Oria Rubio during his "Reclaim America Victory Celebration" at the Biltmore Hotel on Nov. 2, 2010 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Democratic senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal with his family, from left, Michael, Matthew, his wife Cynthia, Claire and David join him on stage to announce his victory during an election night event at Nov. 2, 2010 in Hartford, Connecticut.