Open thread: National Results

In just a few hours, we'll start hearing results from the East Coast. Control of the US Senate and US House is in play, as are many governor's races, and other interesting battles.

Over at EarlBlumenauer.com, Congressman Earl Blumenauer is going to be blogging his analysis and reactions to the national results - starting at 5:30 p.m.

Use this space to discuss national election results - and post links to interesting stories.

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    My predictions... 25 seat pick-up in the house... and a 50-50 shot at picking up the Senate with 6 seat gain... failing that... 5 seats and a pick-up of 9 Governorships. Which will pay off long term in the 2012 Presidential cycle.

    BTW, if we do pick-up 6 in the Senate... the real fireworks begins in the back-room because Lieberman will most likely win against Lamont and will extort the Ried and Dem leadership to keep him from voting for GOP control. If on the outside chance Ford pulls it out in TN, then Lieberman gets taken to the woodshed.

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    When you say "50-50 shot" that's not a prediction... that's a waffle.

    What do you think is actually going to happen? 5 seats? or 6 seats?

  • jami (unverified)
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    democrats took over the governor's seats in massachusetts and ohio: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2003363360_weblxn07.html

    off to a good start.

  • jami (unverified)
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    bob casey beats santorum!

    sherrod brown beats dewine!

    preliminary still, but oh my. we may yet get america back.

  • jami (unverified)
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    republican representatives i've never even heard of are losing!

    awright, i'm back to work so i can get out of here and buy some champagne!

    sorry for all the exclamation points!!!

  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    Here is a fun -- interactive, dynamic, LOOK at Reporter-quality Coverage , which, in the 'House' tab, shows Cong.Dist. by C.D. results. Sluggish for the impatient, though.

    I don't know if the link requires subscription or not. It's linked off of NYTimes(dot)COM if you want to start there.

    Sociologically, which is like saying Political-scientifically, I think coverage of the ballot count results, reported almost real-time, for any citizen interest following any place's race, could become the benchmark of internet political power.

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  • jami (unverified)
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    can't... stop... hitting... refresh...

    abcnews shows the democrats ahead in the house of representatives, 145 to 144.

  • Tom Civiletti (unverified)
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    It looks like the wins may be too big for them to steal!

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    Pombo loses!! holy crap, what a great victory. slimy nasty anti-environment crud, the worse kind of self-righteous Westerner, and now he's gone.

    good frikkin' riddance. the best news out of California.

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    BBC just reported that Montana's senate race went to the Dems. Yay! This is one somewhat sleepy (Oregon polls close at 4am Brit time) but very happy Oregonian abroad.

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    Oooh, and now the news about Rumsfeldt resigning? Could this day GET any better?

  • t.a. barnhart (unverified)
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    Rachel, just think about Don McIntyre swallowing his tongue in frustration -- that is like the frosting on this cake.

  • Scott McLean (unverified)
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    Yeah, it's unbelievable! What a treat to see Democrats in control of the House.

    <h2>Cool!!!</h2>
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