GP: We are now into the 10pm hour and Dan and I are still going strong. But I’m going to turn in shortly as I have to travel for work tomorrow. I’ll be here for a bit longer.
GP (10:05 PM): Okay, outstanding Republican Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (CT-5) has lost. While I don’t think there is the “massive” Democrat wave going on…. I would say that the loss of Nancy Johnson means the Democrats will gain control of the US House of Representatives. The question now is how many seats will the GOP lose?
GP (10:10 PM): Update from the Maryland US Senate race from The Corner: Steele spokesman Doug Heye tells NRO: “The Steele campaign is not conceding. Every vote must be counted.”
GPW (10:10 PM EST; 7:10 PST) Well, the Democrats will clearly take the House. Looks like I was wrong about last-minute voters shifting to the GOP. The silver lining is that it looks like some of the House Democratic freshman are conservatives, so it’s a sign that this is not a victory for liberalism. It’s too bad that Republicans didn’t hold true to their principles. Also, something else I didn’t account for. Someone on Fox made the point that 4 Republicans had resigned from Congress in the past year alone. I didn’t account for how much that count hurt my party and it seems to account for their falling short this year. No wonder that Curt Weldon lost in Pennsylvania given the investigation into his supposedly corrupt activities.
GP (10:45 PM): I’m headed to bed. My final thoughts. The House will go Dems. I think my home state of Pennsylvania looks like a GOP Congressional slaughter and that is too bad because most of the losses appear to be GOP moderates. I think Allen, Talent, Corker and Burns will win in the Senate and hold the GOP majority.
But hell, what do I know? 🙂
GPW @ 10:53 PM EST; 7:53 PST: The Governor’s races don’t look good for the GOP. So far though only one incumbent Republican has been defeated, Governor Ehrlich in the very blue state of Maryland. Except for the California and Ohio races, I have paid much attention to these races.