8:45 post: Mark Foley leads in Florida! Update: CNN CALLS IT FOR LIEBERMAN; MSNBC says Michael Steele loses; CNN says Chafee loses
posted at 8:51 pm on November 7, 2006 by Allahpundit
That is to say, Joe Negron leads. Only 34% reporting thus far, though.
CNN just called Ohio for Sherrod Brown over Mike DeWine. That plus Casey’s win in Pennsylvania equals a net Senate pickup of two seats thus far for the Dems.
Allen’s clinging to a 1.5% lead but Chuck Schumer was just on saying that the heavily Democratic districts in northern Virginia haven’t been counted yet.
Standby for updates.
Update: Schumer’s full of crap: CNN says 82% of the votes in Fairfax County are already in.
Update: Geraghty thinks the polls lowballed the GOP by about 5%. That jibes with the results in the House race in Kentucky’s 3rd District, where Northup trails by 1% with 88% counted. The RCP average had her trailing by about six points.
Update (Ian): Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska), Kay Hutchinson (R-TX), Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin), and Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming) all win another term.
Update: Two cases where the polls were right (or close to right): Indiana’s 2nd and 9th. In the 2nd, Donnelly leads by 4 with 53% reporting; that’s where most of the polls had him. In the 9th, Hill leads by 2% — again, where most of the polls had him.
Update (Ian): Lieberman declared winner. Take that nutroots!
Update (Ian): Harold Ford Jr. caught hanging out in a confederate bar.
Update: MSNBC says it’s over for the Man of Steele.
Update (Ian): How can they call it with these results:
Update: With 78% in, Webb’s within 1% of Allen.
Update (Ian): Whitehouse takes seat from Chafee — again networks are calling a Dem win with only 1% of the vote in.
Update: That makes three pickups in the Senate for the Democrats (RI, PA, OH) with Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, Arizona, and Virginia to come. They need three of those five for control, and Tennessee and Arizona look good.
Update: Stabenow holds onto her Senate in Michigan, defeating Mike Bouchard.
Update (Bryan): I think the Steele call is too soon. Absentees aren’t factored in yet and he’s going to pull more of the black vote than GOPs usually do in MD. So stay tuned to that one.
Update: Things aren’t looking good folks. MD puts the incompetent mayor of Baltimore in as governor, returning to the pre-Ehrlich era of nepotism and one-party rule, and favors an empty suit over Mike Steele. Irony of irony, the bright spot for the right is Dem hold in CT against the nutroots’ Freshmaker. But hey–let’s let Larry O’Donnell eat a little crow for predicting that Lieberman would pull out of the race altogether. In the annals of prognostication, that was a serious stinker.
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