We are flopping into the 9pm Eastern hour here on Election Night 2006. Dan and I are live-blogging from Charlotte and Los Angeles. Feel free to comment at will!
GP (9:02 PM): Here’s a nice summary at CNN of the Indiana Congressional races… .all bellwether districts, all too close to call for now.
GP (9:07 PM): Since we are one of the “Foley-gate” blog resources (*sigh*)… I figured we should keep an eye on the FL-16 race. With about 50% of the precincts in, Republican candidate Joe “Punch Foley For Joe” Negron is holding to a slim lead of about 1,000 votes. The Democrat candidate Tim Mahoney was ahead earlier.
UPDATE FROM GPW @ 9:15 PM EST; 6:15 PST). Well, my favorite Democrat has just been reelected, though running as an Independent, Joe Lieberman wins in Connecticut.
GP (9:19 PM): With Ned Lamont losing to Lieberman, has Kos won anything yet?
GP (9:24 PM): I’m officially calling bull*** on the FOX News projection for Maryland US Senate. There is only 1% of the vote in for Maryland.
Michael Barone now announces the FOX is junking the exit polls!
GP (9:26 PM): House update Northrup and Chocola are toast. But these are still squeakers. Where is the “Democrat wave”?
GPW: The Northrup is a loss for the GOP, but, while an incumbent, her district was a slightly Democratic one. Hurts GOP chances of retaining House, but I agree with Bruce that this is not yet a sign of a Democratic wave.
GP (9:35 PM): Rhode Island US Senate seat flips from Lincoln Chafee (RINO) to Sheldon Whitehouse (D). HRC has this reaction on their blog.
The news just broke that Sheldon Whitehouse defeated HRC endorsee Lincoln Chafee in the Rhode Island Senate race.
Chafee is one of only three U.S. senators who openly supports marriage equality. He’s been a stalwart ally. Fortunately, Whitehouse has a pro-GLBT record.
GP (9:38 PM): Back to FL-16 (ex-Foley seat)….Democrat Mahoney has now pulled ahead of Joe Negron by 2,000 votes.
GP (9:45 PM): I guess I’m going to have to check my skepticism of the Maryland Senate projection for Ben Cardin. FOX just called the MD Governor race for Democrat Mike O’Malley over incumbent Bob Erlich. Hmmmm.
GP (9:53 PM): Jim Geraghty at National Review shares my puzzlement at the early call of the US Senate race in Maryland.