'Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign. I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes.'

1. MITT ROMNEY, addressing supporters in Boston after conceding the presidential race to Barack Obama

'I didn't run to make history.'

2. TAMMY BALDWIN, Democratic Senator-elect from Wisconsin, after beating Republican Tommy Thompson to become the first openly gay U.S. Senator

'He may have won the battle but lost the war ... Second terms are difficult.'

3. KARL ROVE, former top aide to George W. Bush, who argued against Obama's win on...

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