Perhaps not the biggest races in last night’s elections but some of the more interesting storylines….

In Virginia: The first openly transgender state lawmaker was elected to the Statehouse.  She unseated a 13-term incumbent who called himself “Virginia’s chief homophobe.”  Great read here from The Washington Post

In New Jersey: A New Jersey politician who made a snide remark about the Women’s March in Washington lost to a woman who was offended by it.  US News has the story.

In Maine: Voters approved a measure expanding Medicaid after the governor vetoed it.  Read the NPR story here.