Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Night Blogging!

Live from the Manse on Russian Hill, it's time for the 2006 mid-term election night running diary!

6:38 p.m. - Senate: So far, incumbents little Ricky Santorum in Pennsylvania and Mike DeWine in Ohio have gone down to defeat, with Ben Cardin winning in Maryland over Michael Steele (this one is based on exit polls and may change) and it looks like Lincoln Chafee will lose to Sheldon Whitehouse in Rhode Island. Ned Lamont's effort to unseat Joe Lieberman looks like it is going to fall short. Bob Menendez holds off Republican Tom Kean, Jr. in New Jersey.

So far, + 3 in the senate for the Donkeys (Cardin-MD, Casey-PA, Whitehouse-RI).

Tenn., Virginia, Missouri...all too close to call right now.

9:53 p.m.

After dinner from Polkers and setting up the new printer, we're back! The good news...the Dems have the House of Represenatives. The Dems are +23 in the House right now and still waiting on some others to come in. As of now, no Democrat incumbent has lost a seat.

The senate is getting interesting...Tennessee was just called for Corker, keeping Frist's seat in Republican control. Currently, Jon Tester is ahead of incumbent Republican Conrad Burns in Montana, Claire McCaskill just jumped ahead of incumbent Republican Jim Talent in Missouri, and the big one, in my home state of Virginia, looks like it's going to a re-count...Jim Webb is up over incumbent Republican George Allen by 2,726 votes.

Right now, Dems are +3 in the senate and they need to win everything outstanding to take both houses.

Update: CBS News just called Missouri to Claire McCaskill. If that holds, Dems just need Virginia to win the senate.

Say hello to the new Speaker of the House.

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