[Please note that since Bruce has gone to bed, I’ll be doing our live-blogging solo from now on. —Dan]
While it’s become increasingly clear now that the Democrats will take the House, it’s becoming just as clear that this is not a victory for liberalism, given the number of conservative Democrats who are picking off GOP seats. This election could well mark the return of the yellow-dog Democrat.
According to Brit Hume, the Washington Post has pulled its projection of Ben Cardin’s victory in Maryland.
Fox is projecting what most had been assuming that the Democrats will take control of the House. The Democrats have won not as did the GOP twelve years ago by running on a platform ideas, but hoping that voter unhappiness with the status quo would lead to people voting out the GOP.
Looks like New Hampshire was an unexpected surprise for the Democrats as they won both House seats there, something I had not expected.
A reader just e-mailed me to note that the LA Times called the California governor’s race for the incumbent, my man Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some bright news on an otherwise bleak night.
Just got an e-mail from Log Cabin and learned that the Governor has invited Jeff Bissiri (Log Cabin’s California director) to be up on stage with him when he declares victory tonight.
11:45 PM EST; 8:45 PM PST Small piece of good news for GOP. Republican Deborah Pryce manages to elude the “Taft curse” for her Columbus, Ohio district.
11:47 PM EST; 8:47 PM PST Mahoney wins Foley’s old district in Florida. Well, that looks like a pickup for Negron in 2008.
11:50 PM EST; 8:50 PST I’m beginning to understand how some Democrats must have felt 2 years ago. I really thought the GOP would be doing better than we are tonight. Let’s hope the Democrats are more gracious in victory this year than were some of their number in defeat 2 years ago.