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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Night Reactions to Results

6:00 PM Polls close in parts of Kentucky and Indiana. Initial returns very positive for Rand Paul. I expect this race to be called within an hour.

6:43 With less than 2% of returns CNN already projecting Republican wins in 3 House races. KY 5, IN 5 & IN 6. 215 more needed for control of the House.

7:00 FOX is projecting Dan Coats has won the Indiana U.S. Senate seat. One gain

7:01 FOX is projecting Rand Paul will be the next U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Hold.

7:08 Incumbents senators Jim DeMint (R) of South Carolina and Patrick "Leaky" Leahy (D) of Vermont both projected to win easily.

7:15 CNN now projecting 11 House winners for the GOP and 1 Dem.

7:30 Ohio polls close and immediately Rob Portman is projected the winner of the U.S. Senate seat currently held by George Voinovich. Guess my vote helped.

8:00 Jeopardy break over

8:01 Marco Rubio projected to win Florida's U.S. Senate seat. This is a man to watch in years to come.

8:02 Kelly Ayotte projected to win New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat.

8:08 Connecticut and Delaware vote to continue Obama's failed policies by elected the dishonest Dick Blumenthal and the marxist Chris Coons to their open senate seats. Bad case of voter fail.

8:11 Current House projections 32 GOP & 8 Dem. I expect GOP to reach the 218 necessary to have a majority around 9:45 PM.

8:32 In Arkansas Republican John Boozman unseats Sen. Blanche Lincoln. GOP pick up.

8:33 House at 57 GOP and 18 DEM. Next hour will be very interesting.

9:23 Ohio governor's race looking ugly. However, as more precincts report the margin is tightening up.

9:41 Sadly CNN is projecting Barney Frank will win reelection again. Once again the voters in Massachusetts showed they are incapable of making a good decision. Disgusting!

9:54 In a night of ups and downs, there is some good news for our country. The next congress will not include the absolute most despicable member of the last congress. Alan Grayson lost his reelection bid.

10:03 CBS just projected the Republicans will get control of the House in the next congress. That will most likely lead to my congressman John Boehner serving as Speaker of the House.

10:05 Col. Alan West, USA(ret) of Florida will join the next congress. Another big improvement over the last congress.

10:11 Longtime incumbent Rep. Paul Kanjorski lost tonight. I like seeing any DEM incumbent lose, but particularly ones with hard to spell names.

10:26 Hickenlooper declared winner in Colorado governor race. This race is exhibit A in why vetting of candidates needs to happen prior to primaries. The losing Republican nominee should never have survived a thorough vetting process.

10:39 FOX is now projecting Ron Johnson is defeating Russ Feingold! No surprise, but good to see. One half of McCain/Feingold is gone.

10:40 Great news. Nikki Haley is now projected to win the South Carolina governor race. This contest got particularly ugly with nasty accusations of infidelity and other garbage. Glad to see she overcame the nonsense to win.

10:53 More good news: 20 year incumbent John Spratt and the awful Debbie Halverson are losing.

10:56 A commenter on twitter just made a great point that some of the tea parties biggest wins this year have been made coincidentally by women and people of diverse ethnic and racial background. Hmmmm, that tends to undermine the BS line from the DEM's/mainstream media that the tea party is racist. Nope. An understanding of economics and math and a desire to adhere to our nations Constitution is not a trait that belongs to any one race or gender.

11:04 As soon as the polls close California is called. Disgustingly, but not surprisingly, the idiots in California have rewarded incompetence. Sen Barbara Boxer was reelected to another six year term and Jerry Brown was returned to the governor's office. That state will continue to spend themselves towards insolvency with an expectation that they will be bailed out by the rest of the country. That must not happen! Irresponsible states being bailed out by monies confiscated from citizens of responsible states is morally reprehensible. We will be left to wonder if Chuck DeVore would have given Boxer a better challenge if he had won the primary.

11:40 Pennsylvania Senate seat is finally called for Pat Toomey!

11:50 John Boehner, the presumptive next Speaker of the House just gave a contrite and heartfelt speech. Keep him in your prayers as the attacks will only get more visceral.

11:52 Illinois congressman Phil Hare who infamously said who cares what is in the Constitution was rightfully kicked to the curb. Also Renee ELmers beat the violent and aggressive incumbent Beb Etheridge.

11:53 John Kasich has won the Ohio governor race over incumbent Ted Strickland. Let's hope his lead stays outside the margin of fraud.

12:28 Another victory for corrupt politicians and unions results in Sen Harry Reid returning to the senate. Sad news for our country. Reid remains the negative face of Obama policies.

12:35 Bed time. Night.



Blogger Karol said...

I'm hearing Fiorina hasn't conceded yet and the call in CA may have been premature.

November 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...


I've often thought the networks are too fast to declare winners in various elections. I understand declaring Thune a winner - he was un challenged. However, many races were competitive enough to wait an hour or two. Heck, we used to wait weeks and months. I hope Fiorina pulls it off and makes networks reassess their election day practices.

November 2, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Darn shame that "The Rent is Too Damn High" guy didn't pull it off in New York.

November 3, 2010 at 7:17 AM


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