Just got a robocall from Arnold reminding me to vote if I haven’t already. The rumors of his GOTV effort are not exaggerated.
And Republican Governor Jodi Rell, who signed Connecticut’s landmark civil unions plan, has just been declared the victor in the Nutmeg State.
Juan Williams (on Fox) says that if Democrats win, this is a big night for conservative Democrats.
Fred Barnes says not much of an ideological element to this election. And Bill Kristol sees that exit polls show a largely conservative electorate. Too bad GOP didn’t hold true to its conservative principles. (GPW 5:12 PST, 8:12 EST)
GP (8:14 EST): In a huge shocker…. Sen. Ted Kennedy won re-election in Massachusetts!
GP (8:22 EST): One of the few North Carolina races of any import is in the Western part of the state — incumbent Republican Rep. Charlie Taylor and former football QB Heath Shuler. Right now, Taylor is ahead slightly but only 7 of 282 precincts are in.
GP (8:23 EST): The Corner sez ABC is calling Penna. US Senate for Casey, Jr.
UPDATE from GPW @ 8:35 PM EST, 5:35 EST. Fox declares what most expected that Casey would unseat Santorum in Pennsylvania and Menendez wins in New Jersey.
GP (8:41 EST): Oh this is precious. I just got an email from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (one of my least favorite group).
Election perspective from leading national gay rights advocate
Matt Foreman, executive director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, leading national gay advocacy leader and spokesperson, available for comment and election analysis on November 7 & 8
My first question would be: Matt, are you happy that Vermont has elected our first Socialist to the United States Senate?
UPDATE FROM GPW “Taft’s curse” continues to haunt the GOP as Sherrod Brown ousts Mike DeWine in the Buckeye State.