Watch this space as Bruce & I will be live-blogging the election returns.
Two expected calls. Republican Richard Lugar projected the winner in the Indiana Senate race and Socialist Bernie Sanders projected to win in Vermont. (GPW reporting at 4 PM PST, 7 PM EST)
Looking at returns from Indiana and Kentucky, but except for the Northrup(R)/Yarmuth(D) race in Louisville, not many precincts are reporting. In that race, Yarmuth initially led, but now Northrup is slightly ahead. (GPW, 4:12 PM EST, 7:12 PST)
Carl Cameron on Fox says Allen’s people are claiming higher turnout that in 2004. Call me skeptical. (GPW, 4:17 PM EST, 7: 17 PST)
Northrup has now fallen behind. (GPW 4:25 PM EST; 7:25 PST)
GP (7:29PM): Hey Dan… I’m on! PatriotPartner sez the exit polling data the networks are using are projecting Lamont over Lieberman. I think this means the exit polls are messed up again!
GP (7:45PM): I’m keeping my eyes on the two Georgia House races that are two of the few potential GOP pickups. GA-8 and GA-12. No real returns yet.
K-LO @ the Corner is reporting that Strickland beat Blackwell on Ohio. Seems to be the curse of outgoing Governor Bob Taft. Back when I was in Cincinnati for my high school reunion, my classmates who remained in the Buckeye State (& my family) reported that Taft (a graduate of my high school) was not corrupt, just inept. And Blackwell had won the GOP nomination by running against Taft and the Ohio GOP establishment. Blackwell may not be the only Ohio Republican to fall to the “Taft’s curse.” (GPW, 7:47 EST, 4:47 PST)
GP (7:50PM): I find this impossible to believe…..TKS picked up on this too….Fox News just said on the basis of exit polls that the gubernatorial contests in Vermont, Georgia, and South Carolina are too close to call. No way!!!
Oh… I can safely project my own Congresswoman Sue Myrick will win re-election in the NC-9th.
Negron leading in Mark Foley’s old district in Florida. But, we don’t know where the numbers are from. (GPW, 4:55 PST, 7:55 EST)
FIRST Democratic gain–Ellsworth ousts Hosteller in Indian (GPW; 4:59 PST, 7:59 EST) But, Fred Barnes note that Ellsworth is pretty much a conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, anti-tax increase.