Faircloth spoke to the Daily Mail by phone Tuesday night as he was riding around the Eastern Panhandle in his pickup, collecting campaign signs.
"I always put my signs out, don't like to leave them out too long and I want to get them down once the campaign's over," he explained.
Though he lost the auditor's race by a wide margin, Faircloth said he is not ashamed.
"I got in the race to give people a choice. They have made their choice. I have come up short, and that's okay," he said.
Faircloth said most West Virginians "have no clue" what the auditor's office does. By running against Gainer, he said the incumbent was forced to "talk about some issues, and it called for me to talk about some of the issues."
Gainer said he's pleased he will get a sixth term in office, and praised Faircloth for running a positive campaign,
"We said we would keep it as a positive campaign, and keep it about the issues. I commend him for that. So many of the races this time got into the gutter," he said. "We're very pleased with the election results and very appreciative to the people of West Virginia (for allowing us) to continue to serve them as state auditor."
Secretary of State
Tennant, who was first elected Secretary of State in 2008, received 377,652 votes to beat Republican Brian Savilla, who received 224,503.
"I'm honored, I'm proud folks have recognized the amazing work the Secretary of State's office has done over the last four years," Tennant said. "I don't just sit back. I think this was the type of attitude that was needed over the last four years."
She said the Secretary of State's office faced numerous challenges over the last few years, including the numerous special elections spurred by Sen. Robert C. Byrd's death.
Tennant said over the next four years she wants to help the state revise its election code to prevent future confusion over succession rules.
Savilla, 30, of Southside, said he was disappointed he did not win, but was not surprised
"This state has a history of voting for incumbents, voting for name and voting for money. If our state ever wants to succeed, our public needs to be more informed and educate themselves about what each candidate truly believes," he said. "It's frustrating, but I'll never give up. God's got a calling for me. I'll never give up."
Savilla is a House of Delegates member representing Mason and Putnam counties. Because of his secretary of state campaign, he did not seek re-election for the House this year.