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LieparDestin

McGrath loses to Barr, 51/48%

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polarbear4

Ned Lamont
Dem.
23,417 50.8%
Bob Stefanowski
Rep.
21,118 45.8

4% reporting

My “likes” are from “guest.” Don’t know how to login on a phone.

magsview

Unfortunately, it’s not looking good for Lamont (or for CT residents like yours truly).

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“Two news organizations have called the race for Maryland governor, projecting a win for incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan over Ben Jealous, the Democratic challenger. The Associated Press and NBC News called the race quickly less than 30 minutes after polls were scheduled to close in the state and with roughly 2 percent of the vote ”

Still not buying this fast of a call…

polarbear4

TPTB gets what they want.

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jcitybone

Somewhat true, but Indiana is the one deep red state in the Midwest

wi60

Plus the Pence factor

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Pence’s brother just won a indiana house seat

phatkhat

Scary.

phatkhat

Missouri isn’t far behind, unless you consider them in the South. Southern Illinois is pretty damn red, too.

jcitybone

Spanberger and Luria look like they might pull off flips in VA. Small leads with 90% of the vote in. Stuff that’s out looks Dem friendly.

polarbear4

Expanding Medicaid, Nebraska. 13%

For
79,189 58.3%
Against
56,742 41.7

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phatkhat

YES!!

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The Texas senate race is tight, with Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz appearing to be on a trajectory that could, conceivably, end with an extraordinary upset victory.

Cruz’s intrinsic strength, as an incumbent in a state that Trump won by nine points, which has not elected a Democrat statewide since the 1990s, is not to be underestimated. But with 50% of precincts reporting, according to CNN, O’Rourke holds an edge over Cruz of about three points, 51-48.

Beware incomplete returns: there are major swaths of the state that have yet to report, including areas of significant strength for Cruz. While results from Dallas and San Antonio are in, results from Houston and El Paso are not.

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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has won re-election, beating his Republican challenger, State Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, NBC News projects.

Manchin has a strong personal brand in the state and had been running ads touting his independence and underscoring his support for gun rights and veterans. Still, West Virginia is one of the most pro-Trump states in the country.

Manchin voted for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but only after it was apparent that he’d be confirmed.

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49.7 each for cruz/beto with 58% reporting.

jcitybone

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polarbear4

Yay!

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polarbear4

You just know they’ve found ways….

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Polis wins gov of CO.

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Beto up by .1 percent with 73% reporting (im not too sure if that reporting number is accurate, apparently Houston, El Paso, etc havent come in)

wi60

Baldwin -D crushes Vukmir- R Gov race to close yet

LieparDestin

Beto/Cruz now at 50% each , 73% in, Beto up by about 7k votes.

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Whatever the final outcome of the Texas senate race between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz, it’s already clear that this is going to be an extraordinary night. And probably a late one.

CNN is reporting that with 50% of precincts reporting O’Rourke is three points ahead of Cruz, at 51-48. But behind that very grabby headline, something even more interesting and potentially seismic is going on in Texas tonight.

I’ve just spoken to Mark Jones, political scientist at Rice University, and he’s talked me through what he’s seeing. First thing to note is that O’Rourke is doing exceptionally well in those places where we’d expect him to do well – that is the big liberal cities like Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

What’s really putting the cat among the pigeons though is that O’Rourke is also doing much better than expected in areas that are traditionally blood red conservative. Places like Fort Worth, the last big city in Texas that is still reliably Republican, as well as conservative suburbs such as Denton County north of Fort Worth and Collins County outside Dallas.

“Beto O’Rourke is greatly overperforming not only in his liberal heartlands but in conservative areas. To survive, Cruz is going to have to do incredibly well in rural districts,” Jones said.

That’s why this could be a long night. The rural parts of Texas are those that tend to post their vote counts last. We could be waiting some while before we know for sure, but brace yourself for a nail-biting night in Texas.

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CBS accidently called the Texas race for Beto but quickly retracted.. (hope its just temporary)

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The closely watched Texas Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke is too early to call, according to NBC News.

With 73 percent of the vote in the Lone Star State tallied, Cruz was up over O’Rourke, a congressman representing an El Paso-area district, 49.8 percent to 49.6 percent.

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Seems Cruz is now about 2% (120k votes) ahead with 70 percent reporting, but Beto is doing well in Harris county and could close the gap.

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NBC just called it for Cruz.

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Sharice Davids wins, becomes first native american woman elected to congress, beating Yoder by 10%.

LieparDestin

I’ll have to wait for all the races to come in and probably a better graphic but Our Revolution has had a great night in a lot of local/state races.

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but… they’re not even Democrats!…

Should the Democratic Party capture the House of Representatives in today’s midterm elections, they’ll have independent voters to thank, according to results from the NBC News Exit Poll. By more than a 10-point margin, voters who reject party labels and describe themselves as either independent or “something else” reported casting their votes for House Democrats over Republicans. Independent voters made up three in 10 voters casting ballots in today’s midterm elections.

The shift represents a substantial swing to the Democrats compared to the recent past: Exit polls from previous years show that independent voters have supported GOP presidential and Congressional candidates in every national election since 2010. The last time Democrats won the support of independents at the national level was when the party’s ticket was first headlined by Barack Obama, who captured a majority of the group’s vote in his successful first bid for the presidency in 2008.

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This is unfortunate:

Republican Morgan Griffith of Virginia re-elected to the US House, defeating Democrat Anthony Flaccavento

Rep. Morgan Griffith cruises to re-election in Southwest Virginia’s 9th District

Republican Morgan Griffith walked to an easy fifth term in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District on Tuesday, handily vanquishing Democrat Anthony Flaccavento.

Griffith bested Flaccavento by a 2-to-1 margin with 96 percent of precincts reporting.

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Darrell Issa, the powerful chairman of the House oversight committee who was one of President Obama’s most persistent congressional tormentors, has already conceded – before a single vote has been tallied – that the next congressman from his district will be a Democrat.

polarbear4

AFAIK. Wisconsin Florida Texas — something is off. Too much mo going in for it to be this close. And Georgia, just fugghedaboudit.

polarbear4

44% in.

Candidate Party Votes Pct.
Tony Evers
Dem.
640,369 51.5%
Scott Walker*
Rep.
579,188 46.6

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Heitkamp gets clobbered.

polarbear4

Wasn’t good enough Republican

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Kris Kobach, a Republican candidate in Kansas, a state won by Trump by more than 20 points, has fallen short in his gubernatorial bid, CNN has reported.

Kobach headed up Trump’s so-called “election integrity commission” designed to root out supposed voter fraud. But the commission disbanded without issuing a report, and there were whispers that the only fraud afoot was the commission itself, and its leader.

In any case Kansas voters have said no thanks tonight to Kris Kobach, electing Laura Kelly governor.

magsview

A local race that I was really into (I met the candidate and was very impressed with her) but honestly thought it would be a tough one with a very entrenched Repub incumbent has been won by Julie Kushner!!!!!!

DANBURY — First-time Democratic candidate Julie Kushner upset state Sen. Mike McLachlan for the 24th District seat on Tuesday night.

Kushner’s win could prove crucial in breaking the 18-18 tie between Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate, flipping a long-red seat that Democrats have not won since 1992 and McLachlan has held for the past decade.

“The voters have spoken but I’m still scratching my head,” McLachlan said after conceding the race.

Kushner, 66, has served as co-chairwoman of the Connecticut Working Families Party and as the New England regional director for the United Auto Workers, from which she retired this summer.

She used her deep ties to labor to run a near constant campaign for most of the year, while McLachlan did not engage with the campaign until the fall.

https://www.ctpost.com/politics/article/Democrat-Julie-Kushner-upsets-Sen-Mike-McLachlan-13368910.php

This makes me happy. 🙂

polarbear4

🙌🏼🎉🇺🇸

magsview

With Stefanowski looking like the winner in CT it may become key that Kushner won to balance his austerity efforts here.

LieparDestin

As theyre calling it for Cruz I’ll go ahead and go to bed and hope to wake up to better news. Thanks all, plenty of good news to be found but a lot of disappointment as well.

polarbear4

So sorry. For us all. Stolen. As usual.

LieparDestin

The Associated Press is not yet to the place where ABC, NBC and CBS have arrived. The networks say Beto O’Rourke has failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican senator Ted Cruz in Texas. We’ll let you know when we have further

wi60

MSCDC just called the house for the Dems–Trumpcorp is a lame duck now

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/414836-dem-colin-allred-topples-sessions-in-key-texas-house-seat

Democrat Colin Allred is projected to win Texas’s 32nd District, handing Democrats a major victory in a changing district that narrowly rejected President Trump in 2016.

Allred, a former NFL player and civil rights lawyer, unseated Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), a 22-year incumbent and powerful chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Democrats were eyeing the north Dallas district that went for Hillary Clinton by nearly 2 points in 2016 and has grown increasingly diverse over the years. Sessions didn’t face a Democratic opponent last election.

polarbear4

Fantastic!

jcitybone

Even if Beto fell short, his coattails were essential for Texas Dems. I wonder if Beto will run for President. That would certainly shake things up.

LieparDestin

Outsode of Sanders I think he has the best shot and would support him 100%. Whatever he runs for next, he will win. Theres Not a doubt in my mind.

polarbear4

I’d vote for Sanders/Beto. :0)

A woman VP would be great too. I’ll take any progressive ticket that can win, male or female.

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Gabbard is rumored to be talking about a 2020 as well

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polarbear4

Medicaid expansion looking good in Utah and Nebraska.

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Looks like Ellison is leading if the stories Im reading are accurate/recent.

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still Up by 10% at the moment.

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polarbear4

Oh boy!

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