Rocky Sickman, who lives in St. Louis, was a U.S. Marine in 1979, stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, when he was among 52 hostages taken. Sickmann and the other hostages were held captive for 444 days.
The political action committee founded by Sen. Jim DeMint, a darling of the Tea Party movement, was three-for-nine in picking conservative Senate candidates this year - after spending more than $8.7 million.
Sen. Claire McCaskill celebrated Tuesday night her re-election as U.S. Senator against Rep. Todd Akin. Her party was held at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
Democrats will maintain control of the U.S. Senate after their candidates picked up Republican-held seats in Indiana, Maine and Massachusetts, leaving the GOP no path to a takeover with the remaining competitive races that remain undecided.