Election Update 12

Sleepy-bearAaaand that’s the finish.

Both Fox and RCP have called Iowa for Joni Ernst, giving the GOP the 51 seats they need to control the Senate.  I’m guessing they’ll pick up North Carolina and Alaska for 53, and in January the Louisiana runoff should net them another for 54.

And I’m looking forward to the results of the one election I miscalled – as of right now Bob Beauprez is leading Governor Hickenlooper by 20,000 votes, with 77% of precincts in.

And so to bed.  No early news post tomorrow; I’ll post a recap of today’s results later in the day, probably after I get back from shooting a couple of rounds of trap.  Good night, True Believers!

Election Update 11

Smiling BearVirginia looks to be going down to the wire, but it looks like Mark Warner will survive with a few new gray hairs.  In North Carolina, It looks like Tillis is ahead of Kay Hagan 49% to 47.3% with 94% of precincts in – that’s looking like  a GOP win.

Nobody other than WHO-TV has called the Iowa seat yet.  I’m expecting the Alaska Senate seat to go red.  If Joni Ernst wins, that puts the GOP up eight.

Louisiana is going to a runoff that Mary Landrieu has almost no chance to survive.  That would put the GOP up nine.

Colorado Governor’s race too close to call, but Bob Beauprez has a small but solid lead, ahead by about 16,000 votes with 68% of precincts in.  Bob may pull it off.

Election Update 9

Peeking-Bear-150x99And Scott Walker romps to re-election in Wisconsin.

No news from Iowa yet, but if Joni Ernst picks up that Senate seat – and the latest polls had her a tad ahead – then that puts the GOP up six seats, without LA’s runoff.  I’m guessing Perdue wins in GA, and Roberts is still leading in KS, which means the Obama Administration will have to get used to dealing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Election Update 4

Looks like a net pickup of two seats for the GOP so far.  First was no surprise, that being West Virginia; the second is Splashing-BearsArkansas.

What’s really interesting about this evening so far is Virginia; both RCP and Fox have it as too close to call, when it really wasn’t expected to be a close race for the incumbent, Mark Warner (D.)

New Hampshire looks like it’s shaping up to be a loss for Scott Brown.  It ain’t over yet, but gut feel from yr. obdt. is that the fat lady is warming up in the wings.

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