8 p.m.: Eastern U.S. coming in; Update: Coons, Blumenthal, Manchin win; Winners: Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Tim Scott, Dan Webster over Alan Grayson; Update: Grayson blames weather

posted at 8:00 pm on November 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

The polls are about to close in 19 states, so prepare for an avalanche of returns. Senate races this hour: Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Mark Kirk in Illinois, Linda McMahon in Connecticut and … O’Donnell. If Coons’s lead held, that race should be called fairly quickly. Other Senate races are locks for the GOP: Kelly Ayotte, a mama grizzly, is going to win in New Hampshire, and John Boozman’s finally going to put Blanche Lincoln out of her misery in Arkansas.

Massachusetts is also coming in this hour; if Bielat pulls the upset, look out for a ‘bot cameo. Other House races: Kristi Noem is favored against Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin in SD-1; ancient Democratic titan Ike Skelton tries to hold on in MO-4; and John Dingell aims for his 8,000th term in the House by holding off Rob Steele in MI-15.

Update: Right at the top of the hour, CNN calls it for Ayotte, and … Chris Coons. The blowout evidently happened. There’ll be more to say about that tomorrow, but not tonight.

Update: Finally, finally, CNN calls Florida for Rubio. Our long national nightmare is over; the most cynical opportunist in the entire field this year is no more.

Dude, it’s time.

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Update: Here’s one to please grassroots righties: Tom Perriello, who defended his ObamaCare and stimulus votes and brought The One in to campaign him last week, is reportedly kaput. That’s not an official call, but he’s eight points down with 63 percent reporting. Meanwhile, right next door in Virginia, Rick Boucher still trails by six with 69 percent reporting. That’s a huge bellwether if it holds; now we’re looking at something in the neighborhood of 65 seats or more.

Update: How sweet it is: With 42 percent reporting, Rubio’s got fully 50 percent of the vote. A clear majority in this race would be phenomenal.

Update: Virginia’s turning into a complete wipeout for the Democrats: Reportedly, Glenn Nye’s on his way to defeat too. Remember all the media hype two years ago about how the state was turning blue after Obama won it? Thank Bob McDonnell for showing Virginians that the GOP can govern for helping goose these returns.

Update: Revealing exit poll anecdotes in Delaware:

“I’m sorry but I am not her,” said Carol Terry, 72, an independent who voted at a Smyrna middle school. “She has no agenda, no experience.”

Even Republicans had a hard time supporting her. The party establishment all but gave up on her campaign, and many GOP voters said they felt compelled to back Coons.

“I just couldn’t see her as my senator,” said Gary Stulir, a 41-year-old Republican from Smyrna. “She just couldn’t take responsibility for anything she did … I can’t believe anybody backs her.”

Update: Remember Suzanne Kosmas, who allegedly traded her vote on ObamaCare to The One in exchange for some NASA-related pork? That race has been called. She’s gone.

Update: Wonderful, if completely expected, news: Tim Scott wins his House race in South Carolina, becoming the first black Republican sent to the House from the south since Reconstruction.

Update: Go watch the Humpbot clip above a second time: Alan Grayson’s about to concede. As I write this, with 65 percent in, Webster’s up 17 points. Work it, Humpy.

Update: The match is over for Linda McMahon: ABC calls it for Blumenthal, per Tapper on Twitter.

Update: Confirmed: The AP says Boucher and Perriello both lose. Again, Boucher’s seat was ranked 70th on Nate Silver’s list of seats likely to turn red.

Update: Wow — according to a La Raza poll, 62 percent of Latino Floridians broke for Rubio. Yet another reason why he’ll end up on the ticket someday.

Update: Brutal — Fox and ABC are both calling West Virginia for Manchin. You can forget the Senate majority now.

Update: Confirmed: Baron “Political Terrorists” Hill is done in Indiana. His was the 41st most likely seat to turn Republican in Silver’s model. Between the Senate disappointments tonight and the big GOP wins in Virgnia, it looks like we’re headed for a big wave but not a mega-tsunami: 50-65 House seats plus a much stronger minority in the Senate.

Update: Maybe I spoke too soon about the mega-tsunami: NBC ranked Boucher’s seat 85th among likely pick-ups.

Update: It’s come to this:

Grayson conceded at his watch party at Slingapour’s in downtown Orlando Tuesday night.

Grayson’s campaign said they needed a massive Democratic turnout to win, and that simply didn’t happen with the weather.

With 78 percent reporting, the guy’s down 17 points.


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Virginia turning red all over.

shawk on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

FIRST!

Lanceman on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

We’re not taking the Senate.

Denverslim on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Fox didn’t even bother putting up Crist’ picture on the Florida results…

Skywise on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

O’Donnell loses. Let the second guessing begin.

Rubio wins! Adios to the orange turncoat!

MikeknaJ on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Crap!

O’Donnell loses. Count it.

Lanceman on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

O’donnel lost.

triple on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

RUBIOOOOOO!!!! COMMNECETHEHUMPING!!!

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Fox projeting Blumenthal, and Coons, too.
arrggh

pambi on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Fox calling CT for Blumenthal and DE for Coons.

Phooey.

Terrie on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

OT: I don’t think Headlines are working properly. When I click “All Headlines” to find past ones, there seem to be some missing…

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Fox just called it for Coons and Blumenthal. Crap.

Caiwyn on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I’m worried

Cookies Mom on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Etheridge is DESTROYING Ellmers…..*tears*

LordMaximus on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Yes Blunt takes MO.

Brat4life on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Count it!

carbon_footprint on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Red states are returning red. Blue states are stuck on stupid.

William Amos on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

We’re not taking the Senate.

Denverslim on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Nope. Not at all. 8′s going to be the ceiling.

KingGold on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Bye, bye O’Donnell. Megyn Kelly kind of rubbing in that easy Castle win, eh?

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Vodkapundit is saying Grayson is gone!

rbj on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

humpa humpa humpa??

ted c on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Thanks Rove.

Now I have to watch your jerk a** the rest of the night gloating.

davek70 on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

It’s sooooooo damned early folks.
ANYTHING can happen tonight !

pambi on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Bye bye Christine.

WisCon on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Is Charlie Crist eligible for unemployment benefits?

Just asking…

PASS THE SLURPEE!!

Khun Joe on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Megyn Kelly kind of rubbing in that easy Castle win, eh?

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

…were Castle the republican nominee, that is. Just clarifying. :)

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Not looking good.

angryed on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

O’Donnell losing big. Evil Karl Rove strikes again! Truly he was the only one who could destroy an electoral dream like her.

Speedwagon82 on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Ugh…what happened to my Teanami???

Cookies Mom on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Me too. This ain’t great folks. Not by a long shot.

Republican on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Boo! Boo!

Blake on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Coons……………….F#@$%?&*(&?%$#$%?&*()*&?%$#@$%?&*()*&?%$#@%?&*()_(*&?%$#@!#$%?&*()

canopfor on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Etheridge is DESTROYING Ellmers…..*tears*

LordMaximus on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

That sucks!

bluemarlin on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Seeing this happening….

Reid’s going to win, isn’t he.

KingGold on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

I really wanted CT. Bummer!

gophergirl on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

This better turn redder or President Smugs will be unbearable.

tru2tx on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

More upset about Yarmouth winning that KY seat.

swamp_yankee on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

What is wrong with you people in the Northeast??!! Jeezus

Flyboy on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

So is Christine hired as a FOX news analyst tomorrow?

Denverslim on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

All the results are not it. They are predicting a win for some but the votes have not been counted. Chill people, it’s going to be a long night!

milwife88 on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

The NYT interactive map sucks.

HondaV65 on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

John Boozman’s finally going to put Blanche Lincoln out of her misery in Arkansas.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

One Angry Christian on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I don’t trust anything based on exit polls and models. You can’t model this election.

The Monster on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

We gotta get Toomey.

WisCon on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

pambi:

Sorry but this is reminding me of people on this blog saying “Lookout, McCain/Palin are gonna win this” and then pft.

Republican on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I am not sure not winning the Senate is all that bad. Obama won’t be able to claim the R’s blocked everything and blame them. And without 60 votes, can’t break the filibuster and we don’t have 2/3 to overturn obamacare.

However, more seats to not let the maine twins screw us helps.

karenhasfreedom on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

NYMPHOHUMPBOT TONIGHT BABY!

ted c on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Orange you glad Rubio beat Crist?

Terrie on November 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Walorski no TRAILING Donnelly in IN…CRAAAAAAAAPPPPP!!!!!!

51% reporting

LordMaximus on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

O’Donnell loses. That jerk Blumenthal wins. Dang east coast libs.

Grace_is_sufficient on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Well America had a chance to save itself today. It failed. Welcome to socialism for the next 100 years.

angryed on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Yay, Humpbot

buckichick1 on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Strickland(Incumbent) 137,522 55%
Kasich 100,451 41%
6%reported

William Amos on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

What is wrong with you people in the Northeast??!! Jeezus

Flyboy on November 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Insanity, isn`t it!

bluemarlin on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

There he is!

erik on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Gee Coons wins big, shocker. So whats the over/under on how long Palin/Demint blame someone else for republicans losing what should have been a slam dunk pick up?

Zaggs on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Hopefully Christine will be gracious and show the class no one showed her. Her day will come!

WhatsRight on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

The Humpbot!!!! WOOHOO

Good-bye Charlie

Brat4life on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Thanks Rove.

Now I have to watch your jerk a** the rest of the night gloating.

davek70 on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

He’s a effing commenter. He’s doing his job, as he was when he hurt your feelings when O’D won the primary.

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Megyn’s not rubbing it in.

Jaibones on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

We’re not getting the Senate, and I think we barely get the House.

Republican on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I’m worried

Cookies Mom on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Why? What’s there to worry about?

joejm65 on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Linda Merxzvinxky in AK oughta be worried….

ted c on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Rubio won 62% of the Latino vote according to CNN from exit polls. That is a huge change. That guy can win the presidency, and he nullifies the latino vote.

Chudi on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Rick Scott up 5% with 12% reporting over Alex Sink in FL GOV

Zaggs on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

davek70: Take names! Payback is a biyatch!

Blake on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Bye, bye O’Donnell. Megyn Kelly kind of rubbing in that easy Castle win, eh?

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

We need to restore the Republican brand of fiscal responsibility. Big spending Republicans let Democrats claim to be more fiscal in 2008, and people believed them. We need to show people that we are serious.

pedestrian on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Too soon for humpbot!! Pray for me over here in California… *weeps*

SoxNation on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Very pleased about Rubio and Crist a goner.

And Grayson.

tru2tx on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Testing.

CPT. Charles on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Update: Right at the top of the hour, CNN calls it for Ayotte, and … Chris Coons.

*sigh*

Sucks…but hopefully we’ll do better next time.

But hey…MARCOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Just because COD lost, projected, doesn’t mean we are out.

Kini on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

How the hell can you call Connecticut this early? the local channels don’t even have anything out!

kareyk on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Not the big night I had hoped for…. oh well.

brewcrew67 on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Well America had a chance to save itself today. It failed. Welcome to socialism for the next 100 years.

angryed on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Oh, for God’s sake.

sherry on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

West Virginia »

Manchin 2,028 53%
Raese 1,726 45%
Johnson 51 1%
1%reported

William Amos on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

West Virginia inbreeding seems to be taking its toll. Obama-haters vote for Dem Senator, yee-haw!

shawk on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Well America had a chance to save itself today. It failed. Welcome to socialism for the next 100 years.

angryed on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

You aren’t serious? How is what is happening tonight bad?

gophergirl on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Just beat Reid.

That’s the Big One.

Bruno Strozek on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

V-O-T-E-R-F-R-A-U-D spells moon?????

sicoit on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Didn’t Brit Hume use to bang Megyn Kelly?

Denverslim on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Update: Right at the top of the hour, CNN calls it for Ayotte, and … Chris Coons. The blowout evidently happened. There’ll be more to say about that tomorrow, but not tonight.

I can wait until tomorrow.

But if it was a ten point loss, make note of that whenever one of her fanatics talks about how “RINOs” like “Tokyo Rove” cost them the seat.

Vyce on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Hopefully Christine will be gracious and show the class no one showed her

“gracious” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence with a woman her started a gay rumor about a man with a family. Reap what you sow O’donnell.

Zaggs on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

THREAD WINNER

We’re not taking the Senate.

Denverslim on November 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

TRICKLENAMI!!!!

Looks like Rush and Hannity bought the Dick Morris 80/90 seat pickup euphoria.

Sorry I can’t watch the disgusting panel of Joe Trippi and Karl Rove and Brit Hume and Juan Williams…….

Couldn’t get Dick Morris update to work at his site (tried it several times). I’m guessing that Manchin and Boxer will win. And it will be maybe 6 Senate Seat pickup and 55 seats in the House.

PappyD61 on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Glad to hear it’s not just me. I thought I was losing my mind and imagining posts that never existed.

Buy Danish on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

He’s a effing commenter.
Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

He’s AN effing commenter. Fixed. *sigh*

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Well America had a chance to save itself today. It failed. Welcome to socialism for the next 100 years.

angryed on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Why? Because the Republicans will make significant gains, control the House, and do pretty much everything they were predicted to do leading up to the election?

joejm65 on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

davek70: Take names! Payback is a biyatch!

Blake on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Thanks, Rahm. You go after your enemies.

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Damn this isn’t the fun night I was looking for.

Cookies Mom on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Andy Barr…CLOSING IN…down 3% with 70% in

LordMaximus on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Good news coming out of Florida…but damn you Connecticut! Thanks for sticking us with Blumenthal.

AUINSC on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

There’s NO WAY Ellmers loses! BJ LAWSON IS BEATING DAVID PRICE!!!!!!!!!! That’s a D+8 district.

bilups on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Strickland(Incumbent) 137,522 55%
Kasich 100,451 41%
6%reported

William Amos on November 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Way too early to tell

CWforFreedom on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

And Grayson.

tru2tx on November 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Looks like my sign waving may have paid off.

Lanceman on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Shea-Porter looks like she is going down. That’s a nice one.

humdinger on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Thank you, Marco!

WannabeAnglican on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I live in Delaware. I am looking at the Election Results from the Dept. of Election. There are 0% of results in.

They did the same thing on primary night. It’s not over yet.

ukgoods on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Good riddance to the nut. I blame the drama queen, Sarah Palin. She is so stupid, and is never going to get my vote ever. She has pissed me off.

Chudi on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM

He’s AN effing commenter. Fixed. *sigh*

Bee on November 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM

You have eliminated your credibility for the whole night. :P

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I’m still seeing 0% precincts reporting in DE on Townhall.

The Monster on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM

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