Physicist Bill Foster won the seat to the US House of Representatives, beating incumbent Judy Biggert. He will be back in the House after losing his congressional seat 2 years ago.
I mentioned earlier if his talk at last year's TIPP conference on the life of a scientist in the US Congress. Here's a link to the power point document of that talk. Click on his talk titled "Applications of Analog Circuit Design to Life as a Scientist in the United States Congress".
Edit 11/9/2012: More coverage on this can be found at PhysicsWorld.