An amusing moment here at MN GOP HQ, where Michele Bachmann managed to get a little payback on Chris Matthews two years after he goaded her into a faux pas just before her last election. Matthews accused Bachmann of being in a “trance,” to which Bachmann replied by asking whether Matthews ever got rid of that thrill up his leg. Matthews answers with his usual graciousness:

The floor erupted in laughter after this exchange. So far, the mood here seems rather festive, even though Teresa Collett and Joel Demos have apparently lost their long-shot Congressional bids. The gubernatorial race saw the urban areas report first, but now we’re getting the suburbs and exurbs, and Tom Emmer is gaining rapidly. Erik Paulsen won MN-03 by a landslide.