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The Results Are (Coming) In....

Sure, it's an off-year election, but whenever voters vote, The Fix gets excited.

We'll be monitoring some of the key races on the ballot tonight that could well have implications for 2008. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.

Kentucky: Former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) handily defeated Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R), 59-41 with results still coming in. That party switch offsets Democrats' loss in the Louisiana governor's race last month. Elsewhere on the ballot, state Auditor Crit Luallen (D) cruised to reelection, a win that could well serve as a springboard for a challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) in 2008 (more on that tomorrow). Jack Conway, who narrowly lost to then Rep. Anne Northup (R) in the 3rd District in 2002, will be Kentucky's next attorney general.

Ohio: A bruising special election primary in Ohio's 5th District between state Rep. Bob Latta (R) and state Sen. Steve Buehrer (R) concludes tonight. The Club for Growth has hammered Latta on television and polling shows the race to replace late Rep. Paul Gillmor (R) tightening.

Virginia: How much have the demographics of Northern Virginia changed? We should find out later tonight as the battle for control of the state Senate is being fought primarily in NoVa. The race we are watching most closely? State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis's reelection bid; the state Senator is married to Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who has been a VERY active presence in her campaign.

Mississippi: Don't expect big changes here, as Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is expected to win a second term easily. Attorney General Jim Hood (D) is also favored to win reelection.

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 6, 2007; 8:55 PM ET
Categories:  Governors  
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