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Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:10 am

Since we're just over 24 hours out from when we start hearing the results, it's time to start gearing up.

From all indications, the House is going to fall to the Dems-some say by as many as a 20 Majority. I'm not convinced of that yet, but if everything falls right for the Dems, that's what could happen.

The interest, hoestly, is in the Senate, where the Dems COULD take control. At best for the GOP, they're going to keep a razor-thin majority in the Senate. The key races seem to be in Missouri, Tennessee, New Jersey and Virginia. Of those three, the Dems are seemingly ahead in 3 of those 4, with Tennessee in the "soft" column for the GOP, although that seat is looking more secure for the GOP. The GOP looks destined to lose Senate seats in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Post your races here-House, Senate, Governorships, any ballot issues.

And remember at the end, we're all Americans.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:20 am

For those that *dare* visit the Fox News website, they've got a great tool which allows you to track your own specified polling results:

http://www.foxnews.com , click "Create and Build Your Personal Election Tracker".
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:27 am

In AK, Govenor is to close to call, upstart good looking GOP candidate Sarah Palin and former two term governor Tony Knowles.
I think, our congressional race will turn out closer than currently predicted. GOP Don Young will win, but DEM. Diane Benson will make a dent in his votes.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:34 am

Up in my neck of the woods (New York) I either have races that are expected to be landslides (Governor and Senate), or have incumbents that are not being contested, which is the case for my state assembly and senate seats. And partially the case for my Congressional district (NY-27th FWIW), where the Democratic candidate appears to be a crackpot.

The only race(s) of interest are for NY Attorney General, between Andrew Cuomo and Pirro... haven't paid attention to the polls, so I don't know how close it is supposed to be. The other one is for state comptroller, and only because the incumbent is embroiled in scandal... though he may well still win re-election.


So despite the hoopla over the possibilty of both the House and Senate switching parties, for the majority of Americans our incumbents will be back in office come January. Largely due to the fact that they are not being contested or have a viable opponent. Regardless of whether or not they are doing a good job.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:43 am

MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) over Dick DeVos No Change
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) over Mike Bouchard No Change
MI 11th Thadeaus McCotter (R) over Tony Trupiano No Change
MI State House (20) Marc Couriveau (D) over Mark Abbo Open seat
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:48 am

yea, things are pretty tense up here in RI with this whole thing about the Indian Casino. The Narragansett Indians want to build a casino with Harrahs from LAS. The RI law states that we can not open any indian casinos, so if this passed we would have to change the constitution to allow it. People say that it isnt right becauseit will run the dog track and the high li out of business. And there are these google earth commercails that keep saying its across from a preschool and through the woods there is an elementary school. It's the stupidest commercials you've ever seen. Personally i dont care if they get it or not. I think it will pas because i know a lot of people who want it.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:49 am

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:08 am

When do you expect the results will start coming in and being made available to the public after this election? The night of? The day after?

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:15 am

Quoting DrDeke (Reply 7):
When do you expect the results will start coming in and being made available to the public after this election?

As soon as polling places begin to close, and the data is processed, we'll begin to see the results coming through within a very short period of time. Sometimes within an hour from electronic polling places, and generally a little longer from manual polling places...
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:17 am

In Ohio, Issue 3, which would allow slot machines in several locations in the state, raising money for education, looks like it'll go down to defeat.

Issue 4 and 5 are confusing issues for many Ohioans. Issue 4 is a Constitutional Amendment, supported by big tobacco, which would actually roll back some local anti-smoking measures in about 25 cities. Issue 5 would actually curb smoking further in most establishments. If issue 4 and 5 pass, Issue 4 becomes the law. I plan to vote No on 4 and Yes on 5.

Races: Democrat Ted Strickland seems on his way to an easy victory for Governor over Republican candidate (and extremist extrodinaire) Ken Blackwell; Rep. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, looks like a lock to oust Senator Mike DeWine from office, as he's 6 to 10 points ahead in every poll; there are a lot of endangered Repubicans in the House including Mary Schmitt, the one who called out John Murtha last year over Iraq.

Ohio could well have a Dem majority in the House for the first time in years.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:37 am

CT recent polls:

US Senate (Nov 6th, Quinnipiac Univ. poll):
Joseph Lieberman (I, i) - 50%
Ned Lamont (D) - 38%
Alan Schlesinger (R) - 8%
Undecided - 5%

Governor (Nov 1st, Quinnipac Univ. poll):
Jodi Rell (R, i) - 59%
John DeStefano (D) - 35%
Undecided - 6%

Congress, 2nd district (Oct 29th, Retuers/Zogby):
Rob Simmons (R, i) - 47%
Joe Courtney (D) - 42%
Undecided - 5%

Congress, 4th district (Oct 28, Reuters/Zogby):
Diane Farrell (D) - 51%
Christopher Shays (R, i) - 44%
Undecided - 4%

Congress, 5th district (Oct 29th, Research 2000):
Christopher Murphy (D) - 46%
Nancy Johnson (R, i) - 43%
Undecided - 11%

The three congressional races have had razor-thin poll margins as of late and could theoretically flip either way. The other two districts (1st, John Larson; 3rd, Rosa DeLauro), both held by Democrats, are no-contest.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:33 am

Here in MD the two major races are very competitive.

For US Senate, Republican Lt Governor Michael Steele has pulled roughly even with Representative Ben Cardin. This seat was thought to be safe thanks to anti-Bush sentiment and the fact Dems outnumber GOPers 2 to 1 in this blue state. Cardin contends he always thought the race would be close, but most people seem to think that his campaign was caught by surprise. Cardin did face a difficult primary which took funds, meaning that he entered the general election with less cash on hand than Steele, despite having raised a similar amount. Steele has also been endorsed by many prominent black politicians and religious leaders who say they are "fed up" with the Democrats taking them for granted.

In short--this one is going to be close! I'd say analyst are leaning towards Cardin, but it is far from a consensus.

For Governor, the election is also a bit closer than expected. Incumbent Bob Ehrlich is very popular having maintained a 50+% approval rating over the past four years as the state's first Republican governor in a generation. Nonetheless, surveys indicate as many as one in five people who approve of Ehrlich's performance may vote for rival Martin O'Malley simply to register their disappointment with the GOP. O'Malley, currently Mayor of Baltimore, is charismatic but many doubt his effectiveness as a leader. Baltimore schools are failing, and the murder rate is the second highest in the nation. Still, many of the Democrats who crossed party lines to vote for Ehrlich are hesitating because of national politics, giving O'Malley an opening.

Though this race could go both ways, most analysts are leaning towards and Ehrlich victory. His popularity, combined with the famous (or infamous if you are a democrat) republican get-out-the-vote machinery is likely to put him over the edge.

Now that the somewhat objective part of the post is done--

Personally, I strongly support Governor Ehrlich--looking at Baltimore today makes me cringe. O'Malley spent more city money last year on building a hotel (that couldn't get commerical financing because it had a lousy projected return) than on public schools, while the Governor increase education funding tremendously--including the largest increase in higher education funding per capita in the nation. O'Malley's crime record is abysmal, with only minor improvements in violent crime. We still had 269 murders last year--roughly 8x the murder rate of New York City. Simply put, I don't trust O'Malley.

I'm just upset that national politics have made things so tough on a good, remarkably honest, and dedicated Governor!
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:38 am

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:00 pm

Looks like the voter intimidation is already underway:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/11/6/1717/68014
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:05 pm

Conrad Burns will win in Montana. That fat, flat topped guy is providing an ample challenge, but Burns will survive.
Back home in Cali.....Arnold will win.
No other surprises, I think Pombo holds on as well.

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:15 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
In Ohio, Issue 3, which would allow slot machines in several locations in the state, raising money for education, looks like it'll go down to defeat.

good. If your going to allow it, allow it to all, not to the highest bidder.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Issue 4 and 5 are confusing issues for many Ohioans. Issue 4 is a Constitutional Amendment, supported by big tobacco, which would actually roll back some local anti-smoking measures in about 25 cities. Issue 5 would actually curb smoking further in most establishments. If issue 4 and 5 pass, Issue 4 becomes the law. I plan to vote No on 4 and Yes on 5.

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Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Races: Democrat Ted Strickland seems on his way to an easy victory for Governor over Republican candidate (and extremist extrodinaire) Ken Blackwell; Rep. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, looks like a lock to oust Senator Mike DeWine from office, as he's 6 to 10 points ahead in every poll

Thank God! Maybe if we let dems take the state and a GOP become mayor of CLE, something good could happen!!!

You also forgot issue 2. Issue 2 allows for raise in minimum wage. Sounds good, right? Wrong. It also has something tacked on that an employee can ask for the salary for any other employee @ his/her company, and be legally allowed to see it! No on Issue 2 (and Falcon can edit what ever I screwed up :P )
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:16 pm

This is the race I'm following right now:

Michael S. Steele, Republican candidate for the US Senate in Maryland. This man's victory is the best thing that could happen to Maryland and the GOP. An energetic, moderate conservative African American Senator would be a dream come true.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:17 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
I'm bored. Has anybody won yet ?

Kinda feels like waiting for the Best Picture results, doesn't it?  duck 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:20 pm

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 16):

ahh... O'bama for the GOP  duck 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:11 pm

Here in Washington state:

Senate:
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) vs. Mike McGavick (I actually met him tonight at the Seahawks/Raiders Monday Night Football game!)

-Cantwell is expected to win

Closest race is in the 8th District, which isn't my district

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) vs. Darcy Burner. (Yep, met Reichert at the game tonight, too)

Ballot measures:
- Land use
- Alternative Energy
- A few others that don't stick in my mind

Pretty low-key out here. I voted all GOP, knowing my vote won't count for much, if at all, especially here in blue Washington. But, at least I get to keep complaining, since I did at least participate...  Wink
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:34 pm

I meant to say, Pombo loses. He has had a stranglehold on that area for a long time, but I think the race mirrors many others around the country, and he is booted.
But Ahnold still wins.

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:00 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Ohio could well have a Dem majority in the House for the first time in years.

You forgot to add, "thank you Governor Taft". I had always thought the Taft family was pretty poor at governing, Bob Taft has completely reinforced my opinion. Hell, Governor Gilligan is probably the only one to surpass him on the idiot scale and that's only because he brought the personal income tax to bear in that state. Shame the GOP couldn't resurrect Jim Rhodes from the dead to run again!

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 13):
Looks like the voter intimidation is already underway:

Like to see proof that it wasn't a crank call before I put any stock in that report. When I hear of hundreds of people getting that same call then I would start to worry that it is an organized effort.

In VA if the dem wins it's because Allen has run just an atrocious campaign. As noted above, De Wine is about to pay for Taft's sins. I still say, as I have for over a year now, that the dems will take control of both houses. It's not because they have better ideas, for if they do they've certainly failed to share them with anybody, especially the voters. Dick Armey said it best in a column run over the weekend in the Houston Chronicle, here's a link to one site carrying it.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...ey%3a+Where+Republicans+went+wrong

I couldn't agree with him more.

Here in Texas, where I voted last week thanks to early voting, Gov Perry seems safe as does Sen Hutchinson. There is an inkling that the dem running in Delays old district may be in for a rude surprise. Polls show the GOP write in candidate to be doing pretty well in the polls. Elsewhere around here it will be the same old same old as nobody else has managed to shoot themselves in the foot. It was fun watching Kinky and Strayhorn though.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 21):
I still say, as I have for over a year now, that the dems will take control of both houses

I'm still not quite sure about that. I think the House is nearly a foregone conclusion now-the only question is how large a majority the Dems will have there. In the Senate, the Dems pretty much have Ohio and Pennsylvania, it seems. It'll come down to those 4 races that have been tight: Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee and Missouri. In those, New Jersey seems it'll go to the Dems, and Tennessee to the GOP-although polls this week show it a bit tighter than last week. If Virginia and Missouri go to the Dems, then they'll get their Majority, I think. The Dems are ahead, albeit slightly, in both, but it's too close to call in those.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:19 am

Polls in Ohio close in :40 minutes, as it's 1820 local here.

And the GOP gets swept out of the Buckeye state, at least for now.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:46 am

Rick Santorum is losing. This is a crime, a f@#$ crime.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:00 am

The Dems are doing well so far: Santourm loses in Pennsylvania; Menedez wins in New Jersey; Sherrod Brown beats Mike DeWine for the Senate in Ohio; Ohio picks up governorships in Ohio and a few other states.

The Allen/Webb race in Virgina is going to be the key one.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:01 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 23):
Polls in Ohio close in :40 minutes, as it's 1820 local here.

And the GOP gets swept out of the Buckeye state, at least for now

Hey, Falcon, if the GOP loses the Congress, they've earned it. But, if the GOP wins both houses (again), I'd like to see which Dems post here - and what they say  biggrin  .

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:02 am

BLACKWELL HAS CONCEDED, STRICKLAND IS GOVERNOR!

Just came off the wire.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:02 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 25):
The Allen/Webb race in Virgina is going to be the key one.

Right, that and Talent/McCaskill in Missouri -- I think it's going to be tough for Harold Ford in Tennessee.
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:11 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 26):
if the GOP loses the Congress, they've earned it.

Absolutely agreed. The Dems controlled the Presidency AND Congress in the 90s and did nothing with it. The Republicans promised things would be different under their watch, and unfortunately they've been just as useless overall.

I'm a moderate Republican, and while I'd like to see the GOP retain control of the House and Senate, they have no one but themselves to blame if they lose.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:21 am

Lieberman projected to win in CT....

...at least according to CNN
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:49 am

can someone give me a simple explanation as to how the process works?! i'm just look at the CNN election webpage, it shows the senate, house of reps & governors.

now i'm aware of the senate & house of reps, but what does governors have to do with these elections?

would i be correct in saying that currently the (R) hold 45 senate seats (D) 43, 75 (R) house of rep & 90 (D) seats.

would it also be correct in saying the GOP is losing quite a few seats?!
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 23):
And the GOP gets swept out of the Buckeye state, at least for now.

Again, thank you Gov Taft.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 31):
but what does governors have to do with these elections

1. How many past presidents have been governors? Not all states have gubernatorial elections right now however.

2. We are also electing State Sen. & State Reps so we will have changes on the state level as well, and the gov's will play an important role.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 33):
1. How many past presidents have been governors? Not all states have gubernatorial elections right now however.


2. We are also electing State Sen. & State Reps so we will have changes on the state level as well, and the gov's will play an important role.

1. no idea...i'm not a resident that's why i'm asking, your system is vastly different to ours by the sounds of it.

2. so the state & federal elections take place at the same time? midterm i take it?!
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:03 pm

And so it's official, Santorum has conceded to Casey Jr. Oh yeah Big grin
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 34):
no idea...i'm not a resident that's why i'm asking, your system is vastly different to ours by the sounds of it.

Sorry, that was a rhetorical question.

Carter, Regan, Clinton, and Bush, for example were all governors before becoming presidents, so it is in many ways seen as a stepping stone to the national level. However, the Governors of California and Michigan are not eligible to run for president as the were not born in the US.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 34):
the state & federal elections take place at the same time? midterm i take

That is correct.

Sen. are elected to 6 year terms 1/3 change every 2 years
House changes every 2 years.

Every state except one has a bi-carmel legislature (can't remember which one off hand is uni-carmel).
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:16 pm

It looks like Eliot Spitzer (D) will win the New York governor's race. And it also looks like Hillary Clinton (D) win win re election for the New York senate.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006//pages/results/states/NY/index.html
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:19 pm

According to CNN, the Dems have already picked up 3 of the 6 seats they need to take the Senate. Whitehouse has beaten Chaffee in R.I., Brown has won over DeWine in Ohio, and Casey has beaten Santorum in Pennsylvania.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:27 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 31):
but what does governors have to do with these elections?

The big thing with governors is the theory (right or wrong) that a governor of one party is a big help to the presidential candidate of the same party. So originally I am from Wisconsin, which is a swing state in presidential elections, so it is viewed that if Jim Doyle (D) wins the democratic presidential candidate will have the inside track in Wisconsin. Whether this is actually the case or not is open for debate.
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 2):
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I think, our congressional race will turn out closer than currently predicted. GOP Don Young will win, but DEM. Diane Benson will make a dent in his votes.

She is going to draw a decent protest vote against Young, but as Don said on the radio a few days ago, most opponets do tend to pull about 30%.
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:57 pm

The Republicans just lot South Florida in the House.

Mark Foley's seat has turned Blue.
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:57 pm

CNN has projected Democrats have picked up 9 House seats so far. They need 6 more to take control of the House.

They've picked up so far:
Florida 16 (the Mark Foley seat)
Indiana 2
Indiana 8
Kentucky 3
New Hampshire 2
North Carolina 11 (the Shuler/Taylor race documented by CNN)
Ohio 18 (the Bob Ney seat)
Pennsylvania 7
Pennsylvania 10

[Edited 2006-11-08 05:09:44]
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:01 pm

Another loss in South Florida (Broward County).

Clay Shaw lost to Ron Klein, another pick up for the Democrats.
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:08 pm

CNN is doing their best to make me confused as hell. They keep going from 3 to 2 to 1, before jumping back up to 3 seats left to control senate. Big grin
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:10 pm

Dems need 1 more to take the House.

Its a pity that Webb's been narrowly trailing Macaca man, but this is Virginia after all.

Btw, wasn't there a jiggly, flabby, asexual frat boy on A.net who said he'd be opening up a bottle of champagne when the Republicans keep the House??
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:11 pm

MSNBC, ABC & CNN are currently calling the House majority for Democrats   

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15603424/

http://abcnews.go.com/ <- Breaking News

[Edited 2006-11-08 05:12:02]
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:20 pm

THE GOP WINS CONGRESS!!! THE GOP WINS CONGRESS!!! Liberal media efforts futile in swaying control of either house!!!



























Disclaimer:

This post is nothing more than an effort to pop a few eyes open here in the dreary hours we'll all stay up and see who wins  biggrin  .

For those of you who fear I've  stirthepot  too much, I reiterate . . .

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 26):
if the GOP loses the Congress, they've earned it

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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:22 pm

Hevesi was re-elected. I wish that he weren't. I know many of them are crooks, but still - there's a limit. Some people were saying just vote for him and he'll be impeached anyway, but I didn't like that reasoning.
 
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RE: Official '06 U.S. Midterm Election Thread

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:28 pm

Quoting CometII (Reply 43):
Clay Shaw

Off topic, but I'm curious: is this Clay Shaw at all related to the Clay Shaw that Jim Garrison brought up on charges in the JFK assassination?
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