11 p.m.: West coast coming in; Shock: Brown, Boxer already winners in California; Winners: Allen West, Pat Toomey, John Kasich; Update: Kirk on brink of victory

posted at 11:00 pm on November 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

We should start getting our first real returns from Nevada at any time now. In the meantime, two more big ones in the Senate: Fiorina’s going to try to take care of Senator Ma’am in California and Dino Rossi’s looking to take out Patty Murray in Washington. It pains me to say it, but given the GOP wipeout in Massachusetts tonight, I’m skeptical that the red wave will penetrate states as blue as those.

One more to watch for in the House: Loretta “The Vietnamese are trying to take our seat” Sanchez is a favorite over Van Tran.

Update: I’m cautiously optimistic that both Toomey and Kirk are going to pull it out. The former now leads by 38,000 votes with 94 percent in, the latter by 45,000 votes with 86 percent in.

Update: Unreal: Both Fiorina and Meg Whitman are roadkill at the top of the hour. Fox has already called those races for Boxer and Jerry Brown. Good luck getting out of the economic ditch with total Democratic control, California.

Update: No surprise: Joe Cao has been utterly crushed in his Louisiana district.

Update: I can’t find any confirmation online yet, but the buzz on Twitter is that Ret. Col. Allen West is now Rep. Allen West. And remember this guy?

With 99 percent reporting, he’s down by 2,000 votes to Renee Ellmers. The next time he grabs someone around the neck in the street, he’ll do it as a private citizen.

Update: Wow. The buzz on Twitter is that Ike Skelton, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a congressional vet of 34 years, is a goner. I’m waiting for confirmation on that, but based on the numbers right now, it looks good.

Update: Ah, here’s the data on Allen West: With almost every county precinct reporting, he’s comfortably ahead. Congrats!

Update: After near meltdowns in the last hour, both Toomey and Mark Kirk now have things in hand. With 96 percent in Toomey now leads by more than 100,000 votes; in Illinois, Kirk leads by 70,000 votes with 92 percent reporting. We should get a call on both soon.

Update: Sorry, mistake in the last update: Toomey’s lead is actually around 60,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. Any minute now…

Update: At last, sweet relief. The AP calls Pennsylvania for Pat Toomey.

Update: Another close one in a swing state breaks for the GOP. John Kasich knocks off incumbent Ted Strickland to become the next governor of Ohio.


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Boxer getting closer but still trailing Fiorina.

Sultry Beauty on November 3, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Rest easy, and best,

RushBaby on November 3, 2010 at 1:02 AM

no problem I never get upset discussing things. If I do I leave the thread. Life is too short but I will defend my view unless someone shows me I’m wrong. which many have done over the years….

unseen on November 3, 2010 at 1:05 AM

Well, I’m just glad that the votes still will be counted… last I heard, Networks don’t get to annoint the winners, the people do…

fabrexe on November 3, 2010 at 1:06 AM

One quarter of the vote in,write-in is leading!

canopfor on November 3, 2010 at 1:07 AM

I wonder how many dem congresscritters that had close elections facing redistricting and a minority house will decide to retire in 2012?

I think we could be seeing the making of a bigger majority come 2012 if the GOp hold to their principles over the next two years.

unseen on November 3, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Reid won because of the union turnout machine, and the casino bosses who gave employees paid time off to ride the union buses to the polls.

Between the regular mob and the unions, and the Democratic machine ops in the largest counties, you can’t win close in Nevada. You win big, or you lose.

Adjoran on November 3, 2010 at 1:07 AM

California Secretary Of State’s computer reportedly crashed, so the networks are getting all their numbers from each other and the Associated Press.

-Says former Governor Pete Wilson @ Whitman campaign event

Rude on November 3, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Number of Precincts 438
Precincts Reporting 121 27.6 %
Times Counted 69402/494876 14.0 %
Total Votes 68822

——————————————————————————–

Carter, Tim NA 251 0.36%
Gianoutsos, Ted NA 120 0.17%
Haase, Fredrick LIB 381 0.55%
McAdams, Scott T. DEM 17424 25.32%
Miller, Joe REP 23504 34.15%
Write-in Votes 27142 39.44%

unseen on November 3, 2010 at 1:15 AM

KP just stated the obvious: Obama’s temperament not made for reconciliation.

Ryan Anthony on November 3, 2010 at 1:16 AM

KP is giving Ojesus a pretty good tongue-lashing on FOX; has she returned to sanity?

Humpbotpalooza???

hillbillyjim on November 3, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Well, more fun times ahead for those of us in CA. Oh well, let the Dems own the mess they made on the carpet.

Grayson on November 3, 2010 at 1:20 AM

It is truly sad to see California self-destruct; there are so many hard-working, industrious, entrepreneurial spirited folks across the state and they are being robbed of their hard-earned dollars to support ne’er-do-wells, illegals, welfare mom baby factories, ungodly union perks… the list goes on.

Pray for them; we need California to return to the economic giant it once was and could be again — for their sake and for the good of the Republic as a whole.

Liberalism has been thoroughly discredited; will the fools ever learn?

hillbillyjim on November 3, 2010 at 1:41 AM

KP is giving Ojesus a pretty good tongue-lashing on FOX; has she returned to sanity?

Humpbotpalooza???

hillbillyjim on November 3, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Not a chance, she’s like that. One day she says something so sensible you are set back in your chair and the next day she’s back to a female version of Rachel Maddeau.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2010 at 1:57 AM

Gosh, kids. I passed out an hour ago and just woke up…wtf did I miss? *delirious*

Hate that Harry won. Feel like crying…

Bee on November 3, 2010 at 2:09 AM

A couple of us were talking about what we would really lose if we ceded Cali back to Mexico.

Hollywood,
Silicon Valley,
Tourism,
super-agri Central Valley,
a Couple good sports teams,
a couple National Parks,
natural resources no one is ever gong to touch anyway,
a few million republicans in comparison to all the overwhelming majority.

US would gain:
a huge energy purchaser,
a huge water purchaser,
a more easily enforceable border (though longer, could you really envision illegal immigrants crossing the Sierra Nevada when most of the good agri jobs are in their new home country?),
freedom from the state that can’t say “NO” to entitlement programs.

Californians would see property values plummet, but even middle class would be millionaires in their new country.

US would have to import more food, but we already pay subsidies to farmers in other areas to NOT grow foodstuffs….

Sorry if this is an insane topic, but could someone please enlighten me as to why it’s insane? Is CA really such a large contributor to our economy that they are entitled to fiscal irresponsibility when the rest of us are facing austerity?

rwenger43 on November 3, 2010 at 2:58 AM

California just f****d itself for voting in Gov. Moonbeam.

Pray California doesn’t drag the rest of the nation into financial trouble.

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM

California Secretary Of State’s computer reportedly crashed, so the networks are getting all their numbers from each other and the Associated Press.

-Says former Governor Pete Wilson @ Whitman campaign event

Rude on November 3, 2010 at 1:11 AM

That would be good news. Can anyone confirm that?

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 3:03 AM

That would be good news. Can anyone confirm that?

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 3:03 AM

Confirmed…sorta.

No mention of Secretary of State computer crashing. I guess the MSM media wouldn’t report that right?

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Well with the return of Gov. Moonbeam and Ma’am Boxer still entrenched, I am probably gonna stay unemployed for a long time. Thinking of going back to Jerusalem and not looking back

The Expert Knows

HAExpert on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Confirmed…sorta.

No mention of Secretary of State computer crashing. I guess the MSM media wouldn’t report that right?

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Now I can totally confirm it.

Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 4:01 AM

HOLY CRAP! According to Fox’s site Chip Cravaack is leading Jim Oberstar in my hometown district of MN-8—where he was losing earlier! I don’t believe it!!!! Go Chip!! Damn, Duluth, please get rid of this fake pro-life Obamacare voter. Keep home alive! lol

Renwaa on November 3, 2010 at 4:15 AM

Sorry if this is an insane topic, but could someone please enlighten me as to why it’s insane?

rwenger43 on November 3, 2010 at 2:58 AM

If you didn’t disown America when they voted for Obama, I don’t want to hear it from you.

It’s bad enough that nobody has the back of California Conservatives (seriously, because we get 45 or 49% of the vote instead of 51, we don’t exist?), but the constant backstabbing and friendly fire is becoming a nuisance.

Merovign on November 3, 2010 at 4:58 AM

And Cravaack wins MN-8 over entrenched DFL Jim Oberstar! Believe it Duluth!!!! Yipee!!!!

Renwaa on November 3, 2010 at 5:44 AM

anXdem, Emily M, Denverslim, fusionaddict, TN mom and others:

Ohio just decided that it wants Wall Street influence, something that represents few Ohioans. He will never be a governor, just an out of touch Head Banker. The exit poll data says it all.

Look at who supports him and don’t tell me that’s not a major split in Ohio. Kasich supporters don’t really know about people who lost jobs, they are out of touch with those losses, and probably think the people that lost them deserve a lifetime of poverty.

Governors look towards the whole state and lead, Kasich won’t do much more than funnel to his friends. Then sell out the state, faster. Hopefully something comes to light that eclipses Coingate and sends him back to the private sector, where he has more accountability.

Until he is gone, jobs will only flee faster thanks to him. People will suffer because of Kasich’s policies. His policies will do worse at creating jobs than Strickland. Modell is more welcome to my family than Kasich is to ever be.

Kasich supporters: Watch small businesses suffer while your Head Banker’s friends take more from the state. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn y’all. Perhaps you should have considered someone who helps small businesses too.

sethstorm on November 3, 2010 at 6:47 AM

sethstorm on November 3, 2010 at 6:47 AM

We here in Ohio are thrilled that John Kasich is our new Governor.

As for you bots, sethstorm included, your time is passed. It’s over. The grown-ups are back and they’re pissed. Either watch, learn, and help or get out of the way.

poplicola on November 3, 2010 at 7:12 AM

I’d also like to ad that Tim Burns won PA 12 (Murtha’s old seat) over Mark Critz. This gerrymandered district has been solid blue for as long as i’ve lived here. After all the hoop-la the Democrats made over winning that special May election, it turns out it didn’t matter one bit.

tflst5 on November 3, 2010 at 7:18 AM

We here in Ohio are thrilled that John Kasich is our new Governor.

As another Ohioan that read the exit poll data and saw a few disturbing splits:

It was actually quiet and (relatively scandal-free) scandal-free. Despite staying in budget, that quiet was a bit too much so. Now we have someone who is as far from Ohio as you can get.

Remember that Kasich has to deal with that 51% that didn’t vote for him. By the looks of things, he will have a hard time talking to people that are deeply opposed to him. He won the vote, but only a narrow plurality.

That said:

Kasich can’t bring NCR back.
Kasich can’t bring GM, Ford or Chrysler back.
Kasich can’t bring back the other companies that left(or wish to leave) Ohio.

Kasich only was able to pander to those people enough to get a vote. When his policies attract businesses as large and as once willing to commit to Ohio for generations, then I’ll change my mind.

(Note: Find some exit poll data (for the Ohio governor’s race) from a source you like, and from other sources you don’t like, then wonder why they say the same thing).

sethstorm on November 3, 2010 at 9:05 AM

HAExpert on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Never ever going to click on your link to your stupid blog, spammer.

Inanemergencydial on November 3, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Soooo very proud of the voter’s in Pa!!!!
Every county, save four or five, went RED!!!!

pa.chick on November 3, 2010 at 9:14 AM

sethstorm on November 3, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Bot, it is over. Your time is passed.

poplicola on November 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM

poplicola on November 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM

The problem is that in January, he has to deal with the other 51%, not just the 49% in support of him. That’s a large hill to climb. Not acknowledging it doesn’t make it go away.

Or is it that someone that doesn’t support Kasich is someone that deserves to live a lifetime of poverty? Is that what you mean by “Your time is passed”, that these people are obsolete, unreformable, and unfit for employment because they reject the Word of Kasich? I hope not.

(note: Just because I don’t drink the Kasich flavor-aid doesn’t mean I’m any less human. My time will pass when I no longer choose to live in the State of Ohio – no sooner, no later.)

sethstorm on November 3, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Well, more fun times ahead for those of us in CA. Oh well, let the Dems own the mess they made on the carpet.

Grayson on November 3, 2010 at 1:20 AM

It’s ironic that the liberals talk about Tea Partiers being deluded sheep. You could run a trained monkey in California, so long as they can sign “go unions” and “hola amigo” they’re going to be elected. The big-city masses are much bigger sheep than conservatives. Anything to keep their welfare checks and their fat pensions coming.

evergreen on November 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Now I can totally confirm it.
Conservative Samizdat on November 3, 2010 at 4:01 AM

What’s really odd is that The Chronicle has every race at 97% of precincts reporting except Fiorina/Boxer, which is still at 30%.

Rude on November 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

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