***ELECTION ALERT:Â SAXBY (Chambliss) WINS RE-ELECTION IN GEORGIA***
Hey gang!Â My sincere thanks for the hearty posting that Dan has done for most of the pre-Election period.Â THANKS DAN.Â Â You can all see and hear Dan and his election analysis tonight at PajamasMedia TV.Â Â Dan will be at PJTV’s Los Angeles HQ this evening.
I will use this posting for occassional updates throughout the night.Â Feel free to comment at will.Â First big states to close:Â Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia.
Buckle in, folks!
6:50 PM EASTERN – We have a very hot Governor’s race and US Senate race here in North Carolina.Â I’ll be keeping special attention to those races for you.
7:09 PM – FOX News’ Major Garrett reports that the Obama campaign is not encouraged about picking up North Carolina.Â “The Republican turnout around Charlotte has been heavy” — according to Major.Â Â Well, we did our part!
7:58 PM – WIth about 18% of the vote in so far in North Carolina — Obama – 55%, McCain – 44%.Â Â In the US Senate race, Hagan (D) – 57%, Dole (R) – 42%.Â Â And in the NC Governor’s race – Perdue (D) – 53%, McCrory (R) – 44%.
8:00 PM – SHOCKING!Â Massachusetts, DC, Illinois and Maryland called for Barack Obama by FOX.
8:21 PM – Election Night coverage had to take a break — Saxby and Shadow needed a walk around the neighborhood.
8:25 PM – Three big Democrat US Senate pickups (calls by FOX News).Â NH, NC & VA.Â Sorry, Senator Dole — I did my part.Â Â But honestly, she ran a very bad race.
8:30 PM – Looks like all of the major networks have now put Pennsylvania in Obama’s win column.Â Big loss for McCain.Â But Obama still has to pick up a Bush State in order to win the White House.
8:39 PM – Georgia called for McCain.Â Again, Obama has yet to pick up a Bush 2000 or 2004 state.Â Â The key to tonight:Â VIRGINIA.
9:02 PM – S—-t!Â Brit Hume “accidentally” called Ohio for Obama.Â Â It was a mistake (for now).
9:16 PM – I’m getting bored.Â All of the good races are too close to call with no end in sight.Â I will stay up at least until the NC Governor’s race is settled.
By the way, Jack Murtha (D-PA) is in a tight race.Â But it looks like early returns so far… I have my eye on that race.
9:19 PM – It looks like Obama will be the next President.Â Ohio is now officially called for Obama by FOX.
9:51 PM – Our NC Governor’s race is still too close to call.Â And for those hoping Jack Murtha goes down in flames — he’s up by 3,000 votes.
10:03 PM – About the only good news for Republicans tonight:Â The Dems will NOT get 60 votes in the US Senate.Â Hallelujah!Â Roger Wicker wins in Mississippi.
10:19 PM – I find myself the most apathetic I have ever been on an Election Night.Â Maybe I wouldn’t be if this was dragging on longer.Â But even earlier today, PatriotPartner and I (both no fans of McCain) both remarked we weren’t as “invested” as in previous years.Â I voted against Barack Obama, not for John McCain.
10:28 PM – Well it is official.Â Pat McCrory has lost the Governor’s race in North Carolina.Â So I’m retiring for the night.
Don’t forget…. Dan is over at PajamasMedia TV!