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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election Night Thoughts

Still early. Looks like Russ Feingold is going down, sadly. And the Prince of Evil has won the Kentucky Senate race. But Dems may still do better than expected in the Senate, if worse in the House. I wonder if Citizens United is having an impact here. The House races really got carpet bombed by the new anonymous money groups. Around here, it was one after another on every channel all night long--all of them sliming the Dems, often the same ad rerun with a different Dem name and picture thrown in. Senate races are high enough profile that candidates can get their message past the commercial barrage. Of course, if the close races right now where Dems are up (Giannoulias in IL, Sestak in PA, Bennett in CO, and ??? Reid in NV) all flip it could end up being a very different story.

Other thoughts: Nikki Haley had a surprisingly tight race in SC. Tancredo's late surge in CO fizzled. TN was a bloodbath, but that was always a done deal and the Tea Party has had very little impact here, surprisingly enough. Our new GOP Gov is an old line "moderate."

Also, whose speech was more obnoxious, Rand Paul's victory or Christine O'Donnell's concession?


At 6:17 AM, Blogger Number Three said...

O'Donnell's speech was awesome, man. "Our voices have been heard" should become the new line you use when you lose . . . anything.

At 2:51 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

If Chris Coons develops any strange ailments--random puncture pains, facial warts, body fur, etc.--I think we'll know whose "voice" is being heard.

Looks like 2 of the 4 Senate races I dropped above stayed in the D column. Really sad about Sestak. Toomey is the worst kind of scum.


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