Moderate Republican Chris Christie easily won re-election as New Jersey governor, while a conservative Republican popular with the Tea Party movement narrowly lost his bid for the Virginia governorship.
US President Barack Obama and the Republican party leadership have decided to continue talks to find any possible deal to re-open government and raise the debt ceiling, but there was no immediate resolution in site to end the current impasse.
The White House and the Democratic party leadership in the Congress, by late last night, were appeared to be working towards to convince the Republican party to agree to a long-term USD 1 trillion debt-limit increase.
US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "exasperated" by the lack of agreement that led to the paralysis of the federal government and warned that Wall Street "should be concerned" about the economic consequences.
The statements by the White House and the US House Speaker John Boehner provided after the closed door meeting at White House, only highlighted the divide that remains intact between Democrats and Republicans.
The Republican Party has warned several mainstream US news channels against airing programmes on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seen as potential Democratic candidate for 2016 presidential polls.
Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has reportedly expressed her keenness to bolt from the Republican Party and create a new ` Freedom Party` if the Grand Old Party continues to ignore the conservatives.