Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images President Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia waves to supporters on stage on election night in Chicago. (Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images)
President Barack Obama was re-elected on Nov. 6, 2012, defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Republicans maintain control of the US House of Representatives while Democrats maintain control of the Senate.