In an early bright spot for Republicans Tuesday night, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño (R) was elected the islands governor in a landslide.
Fortuño is the first Republican to win the governorship since 1969 and only the second Republican since 1949.
Luis Fortuño made history today by becoming the first Republican elected Governor in Puerto Rico in a generation, Republican Governors Association Executive Director Nick Ayers said in a statement. Representative Fortuño is the type of leader the GOP needs to grow the party.
Fortuño was first elected to Congress in 2004, becoming the first Republican elected from Puerto Rico.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.