The trash talking is over and now the Republican headquarters in Statesville is cleaning-up and closing-down.
Don Malone ran the shop but the majority of Republicans he pushed lost their bids for public office.
"I think we did the best that we could (and) we tried as hard as we could and that's the way politics are. You win some and you lose some. You just go back and try to do better next time,” Malone said.
Two of the biggest ousted N.C. Republicans were mainstays in Washington and locally the past several years, nationally known Senator Elizabeth Dole from Salisbury and Congressman Robin Hayes from Concord.
The two expected fights just like their last run for the Senate but this time Democrats Kay Hagan and Larry Kissell won over the seats.
Amy Naylor volunteered for the Obama campaign and says it was surprisingly easy and she thinks Dole's attack ads hurt her.
"I think there's a huge difference between negative ads when you say she was 93 out of 100 Senators in effectiveness versus negative ads saying she doesn't believe in god,” Naylor said. And as both sides either recover from losses or celebrate victories, Naylor says there's little time to relax for the Democrats.
"Taking some deep breaths but getting ready to really go back to work. That's what this election was about. Who's the best to take on all the work that there is to do right now,” Naylor said.
Naylor says all the local groups of grassroots volunteers who helped propel Democrats to their victories will continue to meet and decide how they can continue to help the candidates.