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10:44 p.m.: Wow, that was fast: Tea Party kingmaker Jim DeMint is already putting the GOP establishment on notice about the victorious Tea Partyers headed to Washingon: Deal with us, or else.

10:38 p.m.: Or maybe not. MSBNC projects that Tea Partyer Ron Johnson has won a sizeable victory over Russ Feingold. He's leading 57-42 with just under a third reporting. His loss is one of the ironies of the cycle: Though he's always been a thorn in the side of Washington Dems, Johnson was able to paint him as a D.C. insider.

And Feingold had been one of the few who tried to aggressively defend his vote in favor of health reform.

10:14 p.m.: Al Kamen asks: "Who gets the first subpoena in a GOP controlled House?" Thinkin' ahead...

10:10 p.m.: Polls are closed in Nevada. Now the fun really begins.

9:47 p.m.: Brian Beutler reports that Wisconsin Dems are holding out hope that Russ Feingold could still pull off a win against the odds, based on exit polling and other data.

That would certainly be a big deal and a big surprise for liberals, though the fact that folks are holding out for this indicates that there aren't many bright spots to grab onto tonight. We'll see.

9:18 p.m.: Alan Grayson's crushing loss by nearly 20 points, a rapid flame out in a promising career, is a sign that the cable coverage and blog love lavished on ideological warriors creates a false sense of security and doesn't protect you from the voters of your own district.

9:07 p.m.: From Rand Paul's victory speech: "Tonight is a Tea Party tidal wave." Who's the target audience for that, Dems or Republicans in Washington, or both?

9:04 p.m.: MSNBC projects that the GOP will win the House, 236-199, a net gain of 57 seats.

8:49 p.m.: More exit poll numbers that portend a very bad night for Dems:

Independents are breaking for Republicans in the House races, 55-40.

A surprising 13 percent of Obama voters are supporting GOP House candidates.

The youth vote is way down: Only 10 percent of voters are aged 18-29 in the early exit numbers; in 2008 the number was 18 percent.

And women, a reliable Dem-supporting group, are splitting evenly between Dem and Republican candidates.

Caution: These numbers are preliminary and will change.

8:30 p.m.: Grim for the White House: Dem Rep. Tom Perriello is losing to challenger Charles Hurt by 10 points, 54-44, with nearly half reporting.

While Perriello was written off early on, and he kept it close through sheer force of will, it's still important, because Obama had invested himself in the race with a last minute visit to Perriello's district. It's also a referendum on whether it's possible to win a tough district by sticking up unapologetically for the Obama/Dem agenda.

By Greg Sargent  | November 2, 2010; 8:31 PM ET
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Greg,

In a slap to the face of Andrew Breitbart, CBS in Alaska has fired two producers. How humiliating for him.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/blogs/political-animal/7371-ktva-dumps-two-producers-over-phonegate

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | November 2, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Some good news: West Virginia being called for Manchin!

Posted by: schrodingerscat | November 2, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, s-cat.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Some good news: West Virginia being called for Manchin!

Posted by: schrodingerscat
+++++++++++

Good -- Florida will continue to have only two Senators, just like all the other states.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

HaHa, Troll thinks we're still thinking about Breitbart. We moved on from that one hours ago.

Posted by: sargegreg | November 2, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Periello lost

Manchin is going to win

So it looks like the Senate is out of reach for the Republicans - The Senate will probably be 51-49 for the democrats. California will go democratic.


I predict that Chicago will mysteriously help Giannoulis win too.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if anyone's interested or not but Nate is updating his predictions at the top of his page as the results come in.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/02/live-blogging-election-night/#more-3235

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

My predictions

Wisconsin, Washington State, Nevada Republican


Illinois, California democratic


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Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't be coy, sargegreg, he's inside ya'lls OODA loop 24/7.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Good news on Manchin. That race was a bit of a bellwether for hanging on to the Senate, fingers crossed.

And Ruk is probably not a happy camper, Rick Scott has had the lead all night and of course Rubio already won.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

CNN is calling CT and WVa for the Dems. I'd have to say that Delaware and Connecticut were huge wasted opportunities for the Republicans.

Florida seems to have turned out well, though.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I hope someone has told Joe Manchin that he can't just shoot legislation he disagrees with. At least not on the floor of the Senate.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Dems are thrilled about Manchin, who literally ran against Obama as a social and fiscal conservative.

Priceless. Maybe they think he was fibbing.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Apart from the Fischer fiasco, Ohio isn't looking too bad- Kaptur's been called the winner over SS reenactor Iott, Sutton is leading over sexual harrasser Ganley, Boccieri is hanging on close, and Strickland is leading for Gov.

Not looking too good for Kilroy Driehaus and Space though

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

qb

Not thrilled with Manchin, just holding the Senate. Same goes with Reid, not my fav, but he keeps Angle away from the Senate floor with her lemonade.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

QB,

I have no illusions. Joe Manchin will vote with the Rs on a lot of issues. And he (and Ben Nelson, and Joe Lieberman, etc. etc.) will have a lot of leverage in a Senate that is nearly evenly split.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Arkansas called for the Republican for the second Senate flip.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I said yesterday that if Manchin had one more day to campaign he'd promise to caucus with the Republicans? We'll he came close:

"In another sign of the distance Manchin has put between himself and the national party, he declined to commit to voting for a Democrat or Republican for Majority Leader if he wins the seat, telling POLITICO twice that he will “vote for the person who is best for West Virginia.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44495_Page2.html#ixzz14B1Btvk3

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | November 2, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Both competitive races in MA are looking pretty good too- Tierney and Frank leading their challengers.

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Sheheen and Nikki Haley look like they're really battling it out for the Gov. of SC.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

13% of Obama voters are supporting Republicans for the House?


So Obama had 53% - so that number gets reduced by 7 - to translate into 46% hold for Obama.

Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

CNN exit polls- take them as you will- have Feingold only down by 1 and Bennet up by 2

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

This would be wild.

Josh Marshall:

"I'll believe it when I see it, but Dems are still holding out hope for Feingold, say the exits have it about even.

CNN says Wisconsin is too close to call. So at minimum may be a bit tighter than we'd been expecting."

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Hah! Grayson blames loss on the weather.

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2010/november/168654/Grayson-concedes-in-District-8-race

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | November 2, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party 3 Obama 0


Tea Party now holds Senate seats in Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida now


Thank you America

Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

"Dems are thrilled about Manchin,"

If it keeps Yertle the Turtle from being Majority Leader? Then yes, I am thrilled.

Posted by: schrodingerscat | November 2, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

"If it keeps Yertle the Turtle from being Majority Leader? Then yes, I am thrilled."

My thoughts exactly.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

ugh. CNN is running Rand Paul's nasally, dreck-filled acceptance speech right now. Wish I could watch on a different channel, but the whole being in Canada thing limits my options

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Dems should thank their lucky stars for O'Donnell and, if she loses, Angle. If public outrage at the Dems' agenda had not brought so many outsiders into the primary process, Dems would lose a couple more Senate seats. How tragic is that?

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

A Gain of 57 House seats


I'LL TAKE IT


NOW WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO SPELL BOEHNER

Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

I realize we are not on the radar, but for whatever it's worth I think we're set for a historic moment in OK that is a sad day for Dems. Sigh. Not called yet to my knowledge, but R Mary Fallin (think Palin without charisma) has huge lead for Gov. I believe this will be first in state history that Rs held Gov, majority state legislature, and all Sens. Again not yet called, but wacky state const. amendments have huge leads (70%+ of votes) for things like English official language, no sharia law, blah blah blah. Ah well, we give you Tom Coburn.

Posted by: okiegirl | November 2, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

What's my IP address?
I post from many places.
How can you find me?

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | November 2, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul gets national media time for his speech - a NEW STAR IS BORN.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

FairlingtonBlade


I am at the Corner of Dorchester and Congress in Boston

The site of the original Tea Party in 1773

Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

47-36 Dems. The only seat of semi-interest is NC going to the GOP.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Nate seems happy with his predictions. He's revised to Senate 52 D to 48 R and House 200 D to 235 R for what it's worth.

"So far, it's been a fairly good night for the pollsters (and forecasters!), with little in the way of upsets. Our model has revised upward its expectation for Republican House gains to 57 seats -- but so far, they aren't winning too many of the types of races they would need in order to post something extraordinary like a 75-seat gain."

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

MSNBC just changed its projections to 238 Republicans in the House


197 liberals


Blue Dogs - killed off.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

and ND to the GOP for the third flip. Only 7 more to go to take the Senate.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

@Greg: "HaHa, Troll thinks we're still thinking about Breitbart. We moved on from that one"

Hah! Greg's frisky tonight.

WaPo Troll Hunter maintenance update. ;)

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89140

Just sock puppets.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Interesting- the Dem leads Joe 'You Lie' Wilson 51-46 right now. Silver linings my friends

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Republican Woman elected Governor in Oklahoma


Ironically, the Blue Dog situation in the House democratic caucus will cause the democrats to be MORE liberal in the House after tonight. That does not help the situation.

The House will be controlled by the Republicans - hopefully the nation will see a return to powerful committee Chairman - and a halt to the dumping of bills on the internet in the middle of the night with little notice.


America is taking its country back


Tonight is a historic election


Seems like the best way to win an election now days is to tack Obama's Cap and Trade bill to a tree and fire a few rifle rounds at it.

Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

@qb: "If public outrage at the Dems' agenda had not brought so many outsiders into the primary process, Dems would lose a couple more Senate seats. How tragic is that?"

Pretty tragic if Angle doesn't win. Delaware would have been plum, but handing Harry Reid his walking papers? Priceless.

But I'll live with that, if we get McClung.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Republicans will have the House SPEAKER BOEHNER


Nancy Pelosi is out.

I think the democrats will hold Illinois


I predict Harry Reid will not make it.


Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

So far the worst thing the democrats can say about Boeher is that he still smokes.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTeaOver | November 2, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Sestak's numbers are looking pretty good and NAte Silver is fairly bullish (as much as he gets) about his chances. He's not so optimistic about the lead Giannoulias has right now though

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"Sheheen and Nikki Haley look like they're really battling it out for the Gov. of SC."

I'm betting Haley takes it. Maybe not huge, but a clean victory, once all the votes are counted.

Don't count all your chicken's until the fat lady sings. Electoral tsunamis and tidal waves generally aren't predicted, even with polling. There's been a lot of wishful thinking on the part of Republicans (which may yet come true), but it makes sense that results would be consistent with a bad economy, single party rule, and the Dems having way more seats to defend. Having more seats defend will remain true in the next two election cycles for the senate, though, so unless something huge changes, Republicans will get control of the senate by 2014.

I just haven't seen the nationalization of the Republican campaign that happened with the Contract With America.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Here's another interesting quote from Nate: He's updated his predictions again and looks like Dems may be picking up another Senate seat at 53 but losing a couple more House seats at 198.

"Joe Sestak's numbers in Pennsylvania look somewhat more robust. He's holding his own in the western portion of the state, the Philadelphia suburbs, and performing well in the industrial areas in the eastern portion of the state. He has accumulated a 100,000-vote advantage so far in Philadelphia. This race ought to worry Republicans."

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Ok, long journey home from work...got the results, a look at Plumb Line...ho! ho!
9 removed. It is like an election result.

Overall, it looks like they they are who we thought they were. Look, if you want to have a coronation...

But the Obama election was a watershed for America. It deserves ongoing top of the world credit, America does. No big country in the world comes close to what we do and undo and do and undo in our process.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDAq5tyfk9E


Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Holyhg

We're following each other around the internet, LOL. It's actually a more interesting night than I thought it might be. I think Kevin's right, the Repubs aren't there this election cycle, but that just means we have time to turn the economy around and win some of those House seats back.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

ugh. Couldn't CNN show the concession speech of someone who didn't get steamrolled? So excited to see ODonnell go away now

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

For Joke/STRF/Troll-

Read Gerson's recent op-ed about 'eras':http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110105103.html?sub=AR

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

@lmsinca: "I think Kevin's right, the Repubs aren't there this election cycle"

Just observations. But tidal waves in politics are rare, and rarely predicting. And, as with quantum physics, the simple act of observing the wave changes it's natures. I saw a lot of grim looking likely Democrats determined to cast their vote this morning, and I don't think that would have been the case (necessarily) if there hadn't been months of "bad news" about the "Republican tsunami".

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

lmsinca, I agree. I never even tried to lie to myself about our chances of holding the house, but we seem to do doing better in some ways than expected.

Incidently, Bass and Kuster are tied! If she pulls this off, my Republican parents will kill me... even though my dad lost is job less than a month into Obama's presidentcy, and just got a new one before the election... hmmm

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how someone can call control of the House, but CNN is calling it.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Deval Patrick retains his governorship. (MSNBC just announced.)

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 2, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dakota house races are a mixed bag. Pomeroy is losing in ND and Herseth-Sandlin is leading in SD. If one had to lose and the other survive, I would have preferred the other way around. Not that I dislike Herseth-Sandlin, I just like Pomeroy's voting record better

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Greg

Just saw your Feingold update, I agree that would be a very bright spot. But don't forget I also predicted Angle losing and after all your coverage of the crazy that should make you happy as well. What time do the polls close in NV, we've still got an hour here in CA.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

So far the worst thing the democrats can say about Boeher is that he still smokes.

>>>>>>>> The Washington Post website might be in the midst of crashing.


Chet Edwards in Texas lost, prominent Congressmen


Wow


Looks like the House will be a check on Obama for the next two years. Obama is going to be FORCED TO BE BIPARTISAN.

The public is going to give Obama little credit for having to force Obama to be bipartisan and compromise.


This election is the worst of all worlds for Obama. The filibuster will not be overturned - it won't matter much with the House in Republican hands.

If the democrats do try to overturn the filibuster, they will only hurt themselves in the years after 2012.


Obama is going to be thrown out of office in 2012.

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Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

If we don't get some important surprises, we'll have to call the voting process into question.

We should just keep advertising and polling and polling and advertising, that will be the leadership position.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Guess there's a lull while we wait for Illinois and Colorado (and Wisconsin and Louisiana to a lesser extent)

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, PA still in play.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Toomey just pulled ahead.

WABC had a live feed from Toomey hdqtrs.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Still in play? Or is it?

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

PA, Wisconsin, and Illinois are not too close


Seems like the democrats dumped a great deal of money into a few places - in order to hold onto the Senate and to save some face.

The Republicans had to spread their money out - and really could not go to so many places - especially since the field started shifting over the summer toward more gains for the Republicans.


On the House side, the shear number of races overwhelmed the democratic money - and there was no way they could hold on.

The conclusion is clear: the democrats are holding on by THEIR MONEY ONLY. Without the democratic money from big donors, Obama's losses would have been much much worse.


Clearly, everyone must remember that overall, Obama still had more money than the Republicans this year - which is ironic given that Obama has been whining this month about the money, giving the public the perception that he was at some disadvantate, which was not true.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Ims, MSNBC just announced the polls closed in NV, and the Senate race as too close to call.

PA and IL still have the Dems in the lead.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 2, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

tao, CNN disagrees- Sestak 52, Toomey 48 with 52% reporting

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I wish I had something to add about my Senator Russ Feingold. I stood in line yesterday to cast my vote for one of the finest Senators we have today. If he loses it will be a loss for the whole country not just the Badger state.

Posted by: Andy94 | November 2, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what you guys are looking at, but CNN.com has Sestak up 52-48 with 48% reporting.

And Louisiana stays with Vitter. Blah.

Cao v Richmond is also close.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

tao, MSNBC disagrees on Toomey also.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 2, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Sestak still ahead at 68% reporting...

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

hhg,

I know, but WABC had a reporter miked in the Toomey hdqrtrs with the running tally on the ground. Caught live sound of the big cheer when the number went up.

I doubt it's 4 pts Sestak, anyway.

But we'll see.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Sue, thanks for the NV info. It would be really great to see the come back kid Sestak win. He was in our PL act blue page and so was Feingold, who got the most money from us.

You guys will probably all fold up like cheap suits before we get the results from CA. LOL

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

New update to Troll Hunter. Added a little box at the top of the comments that gives a total comment count and a non-troll comment count.

I like comment counts.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89140

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Sestak 52 Toomey 48 at 74%.
I'll call that a surprise.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Chuck in Denton

Eras - blips - good discussions. However it is difficult to see things when they are happening.

One may end up defining Obama as a historical accident which came about as a result of public dissatisfaction with the Iraq War. In that case, you can say that era started in 2006 when the democrats took the House.


The truth of the matter is that the Economic Crisis probably defined the beginning of the next era. Obama failed to put forth an adequate economic program. In a easy era of peacetime expansion, Obama probably would have done a below-average job which was regarded as passable.


Instead, we are in an Economic Crisis - and Obama simply appears unable to handle it. I hate to say it, but a person with business experience would have been much much better.


One may put Clinton and Bush 2 under the same Era - because they both had bubble economies and their economic policies were pretty much the same. Clinton caved into the special interests -

Also, Clinton-Bush 2 could also be defined as dealing with the Middle East terrorism issues. People tend to forget that Clinton tried to contain Saddam with "no-fly zones" and all sorts of policies which never really worked.

Clinton tried to ignore the 10-12 major terrorist incidents in the Middle East, 1993 World Trade Center, and the USS Cole with limited responses - again without long-term success.


Then Bush came in, tried a more stern approach - until that was stopped by the 2006-2010 reaction by the democrats


Hey, Overall, the post-Cold War era - in which we are supposed to be the most powerful nation on Earth - we are NOT doing much with our opportunities here.


For that, future generations will regard us as a bunch of idiots.

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Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure this is meaningless, but Dem holds a small lead in Utah with 12%

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Shrink

the democratic money is holding Philadephia, Chicago, maybe Las Vegas


Not much to write home about

Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Tancredo is TOAST!!!!!! hahahahahaha

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 2, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Shrink, where are you looking?

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

"It would be really great to see the come back kid Sestak win."

He did.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

lms,

"You guys will probably all fold up like cheap suits before we get the results from CA. LOL"

Ya got that right!!! (79.4% Reporting)

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

If I told you I'd have to...

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Hickenlooper the brewery owner - wins in Colorado

The Republicans may NOT make the 10% threshold to remain on the ballot


PA, IL and Wisconsin still too close to call

Nevada is going to be a while, as well as Washington State.

AT THIS POINT, it really doesnt matter how many Senate seats there are - the Republicans have major gains.


The Republicans are set to take over the Senate in 2012 - it was the combination of States up this year and the democratic money MORE THAN THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE which kept the democrats in

The democrats are holding Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee and maybe Las Vegas with their MONEY ONLY

That is little, far little to write home about.

Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Sad discussion. So many politicians are now saying tonight they're expecting that there will be an extension of the tax cuts in the lame duck session or very early in the new Congress.

NOW, instead of 6 months ago when it would have mattered in the election. Just goes to show what absolute lame brains and tin ears they are in Harry Reid and Nacy Pelosi's offices.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 2, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Florida, good luck with those two.
Hint: keep watching reruns of Flip This House.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Bennet is winning by 5 in Colorado with 41% reporting.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

If Sestak wins this, I'm starting to wonder if he wouldn't be a stellar Dem Presidential contender in 2016

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

The democrats are holding Chicago - their machine there will win the Senate and Governor's races there.

Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Las Vegas - the democrats dumped a whole lot of money in those cities.


AND who knows what else is going on in those cities.


HHHMMMMMMM


There is a pattern here - HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE RETURNS ARE COMING OUT OF THE CITIES. PHILADELPHIA, MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS.


THIS COULD BE A SCANDAL IN THE MAKING.


THESE RETURNS WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT FOR A LONG LONG TIME.

Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Nikki Haley WINS SOUTH CAROLINA


ANOTHER WOMAN TEA PARTY WIN !!!

Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Sestak will pull it out, but I am still sitting here wondering about the 120,000 people who voted for Bible Spice. What, how, is there any...who can...

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

ELECTIONS MIGHT BE BEING STOLEN RIGHT NOW IN PHILADELPHIA, MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS.


THIS IS A SCANDAL

Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

throwthetea/STRF wrote:

"AT THIS POINT, it really doesnt matter how many Senate seats there are - the Republicans have major gains"

Sorry that's a loser argument since only a few hours ago you were predicting a Senate takeover and a victory for O'Donnell.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 2, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

The most passionate, urgent, breathless, en fuego supporter of Sharron Angle in the entire nation right now:

Chuck Schumer

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see some live footage of Sharron. It's those thighs. My god.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

5346677

OK you are right - but I was just trying to spark conversations.


Follow the MONEY - DeepThroat told us that and we should all remember that simple logic.


The democrats have HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ELECTION RETURNS in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Chicago.


Milwaukee might be seen a problem too - but Johnson just defeated Feingold.


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Posted by: ThrowTheTea | November 2, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

holyhand:

"If Sestak wins this, I'm starting to wonder if he wouldn't be a stellar Dem Presidential contender in 2016"

Or even 2012.

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Bernie,

This is an opinion blog.

{{{Great dirt on B. Adams, I'm much beholden to you, sir}}}

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Say good-bye to Russ Feingold. It's over in WI.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 2, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh my goodness, PA is as tight as a [fill in your own pervey] it is extreeemly tight. 88% and 50/50 this is what we like...

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Josh Marshall on Sestak:

"So in PA, it's like 80% of the vote in, it's a 51-49 race. Alleghany county, which is Pittsburgh, is almost totally in. Philly has about 92% reported.

Basically what that means is that the Democratic bastions are about all tapped out. But Sestak isn't that far from the finish line. It's going to be really, really close."

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Toomey 50.1 Sestak 49.9; 85% Rept.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Bernie:

"My god."

Must be tough night for libs. Bernie's got religion.

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

I hope we see some serious reporting on what the country is getting in the new Senator from WI. As MSNBC just reported Ron Johnson poured millions of his own money into this race and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce added $750,000 to defeat Senator Feingold. While it does anger me that a record amount of money was poured in to the election process here... in the end the citizens of this fine state are responsible for the outcome.

Posted by: Andy94 | November 2, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

I have eaten crow before, it is good with chili paste, some lime juice...

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party has ELECTED US SENATORS TONIGHT


That is absolutely amazing


To think, this movement is at its very beginnings - the desire to take back the Country IS STRONG - we will take back our country and take back the rest of the Federal Government in 2012 !!!


..

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

So whats the over/under on severe buyers remorse in Wisconsin on the Johnson win?

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

At least we can all take comfort that Tancredo lost. I'm pretty bummed about Feingold and Sestak, if he loses, which looks likely. Hopefully Bennett will hold on in CO, Murray in WA and Boxer in CA. And then there's still Reid/Angle. I haven't seen any results yet from NV but I'm gonna go watch CA on Teevee with my hubby. We've got a lot riding on the results, not only the candidates but the Props as well.

Have a good night all, I'm sure we'll all be analyzing the results ad infinitum tomorrow, can't wait. :)

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

The Firewall Strategy turned out to be too difficult and too expensive to pull off in the House.

However, in the Senate, the democrats were able to concentrate their resources in a few cities in a few States - and remain competitive.


It really did not work in Wisconsin. However PA and IL are both close.

Las Vegas is a big question as well


Nancy Pelosi has a decision to make to stay or go. She might just want to become an Ambassador.


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Nikki Haley wins. I called it. Indeed, I called that one months ago. But did it again tonight when people were suggesting there was a real fight going on there.

Perhaps one of my favorite Tea Party produced candidates. Keeping my fingers crossed for McClung. Any news?

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

shrink,

Eating crow also goes somewhat better via emptying a fifth of Old Crow Sour Mash alongside.

So I've heard.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

How can CNN offer exit poll data for Washington, a state that votes entirely by mail?

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Barbara Boxer won on the Hair comment -


And Meg Whitman lost on the illegal immigraion issue (along with hypocricy) -

I think Meg Whitman was brought down more by Hypocricy than the actual illegal immigration issue, however one can debate that.


The Tea Party has still significant gains this year.


The democrats have control of the Senate - let's see if they press ahead with getting rid of the filibuster (I don't think they will)


Overall


A MASSIVE REPUBLICAN VICTORY TONIGHT


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Holy
Johnson is sure to be "one and done". MSNBC is calling him a Tea Party candidate... Huh?

Posted by: Andy94 | November 2, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

tao9 thank you for that, we are on to something...a terribly wonderful recipe for political losers

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

In Illinois, a split decision may be happening


Pat Quinn may be elected to the Governor


and Gianoullis might lose - Republican Kirk may win the US Senate seat in IL


Pat Quinn took over from Blago, so he really isn't getting re-elected, Quinn is getting elected for the first time to Governor.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Richmond crushed Cao. At least one of my votes was for the winning party.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Wyden was running today?

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Thanx to you too shrink.

I'm from NYState so the shame&sting is shared and isn't so bad...Everyone loses here--citizens, pets, livestock, the ducks in Central Park, bears in the woods...

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Anyway, I'm out folks. Gotta be up at 7 for a run and be able to function the rest of the day. Fellow liberals, keep the faith- this is just a setback. Conservatives, I congratulate you all on your victories tonight, and I hope we can work together to solve this country's problems in a reasonable fashion.

G'night all.

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

with 42% reporting, Reid is winning 54-42%

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Victories tonight extent all the way DOWN THE TICKETS

State Houses, Counties, local races are all going REPUBLICAN


There is a MASSIVE LANDSLIDE TONIGHT


A few Senate seats for the democrats coming from the cities might seem good, but downticket, the Republicans are making MASSIVE GAINS.


Thousands of races are going Republican this week.


Total REPUBLICAN VICTORIES TONIGHT ARE OVER 21,000 !!!!


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

"Wyden was running today?"

Thanks, way out here in the Blue, we just try to contribute. I tis a long night.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

All, my take on the GOP victory, no quibbling with it, they deserve props:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/11/republicans_win.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 2, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE THE BALLS TO COME OUT AND ADDRESS THE NATION TONIGHT


AND OBAMA ISN'T MAN ENOUGH TO CALL SPEAKER BOEHNER TONIGHT EITHER.


What a nasty person - Be a MAN Obama and call Boehner.


No one wants to hear defiant words from Obama tomorrow.

Obama should BE A MAN and call Boehner, CONGRATULATE HIM - and start to show that he will work with the Republicans.


That is what a leader does


A leader comes out tonight, and congratulates the other side, and TELLS THE NATION HE IS PREPARED TO WORK WITH THE REPUBLICANS


Obama is abdicating his leadership role


ASTONISHING how poorly Obama is handling his responsibilities to the nation.

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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

@handgrenaid: "and I hope we can work together to solve this country's problems in a reasonable fashion"

Hah! That'd be great, but Democrats and Republicans are like an old married couple. They're never both in the mood at the same time.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

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