With the release of Forbes' list of the 400 richest individuals in the U.S., it's clear that, as is the case in many lingering economic downturns, the rich find a way to continue accumulating their wealth. The collective net worth of the top 400 was up 8 percent, totaling $1.57 trillion over the past year.
Last night's primaries stretched across the country, drawing debate from a broad base of issues and in many cases, stretched the coffers of the candidates. Now, after the millions of dollars have been spent, the varied influence of the Tea Party and anti-incumbent sentiment has been measured and the polls have closed, here's a look at who spent the night awash in cheers and balloons, and who's back at the drawing board.
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