The long knives are already dissecting Sharon Angle’s unsuccessful effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and campaign manager Terry Campbell seems be on the operating table.
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California voters defeated Prop. 23, a ballot measure that would have suspended California’s precedent setting, global warming legislation.
In one of the closest races of the night, Fox News and the AP are now projecting incumbent Democrat Reid to hold onto his Nevada Senate seat. The race had been the scene of a heated battle between himself and the Tea Party backed Republican Sharron Angle.
Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer has won her race for the U.S. Senate against former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, according to AP and other agencies. This race was crucial to Republican strategies to gain 10 seats in the Senate and win control.
NTH RACES TO WATCH: SENIOR HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND LOAN GUARANTEE PROPONENT REP. CHET EDWARDS (D-17) OUSTEDTuesday, November 2nd, 2010
In Texas’ 17th district, Republican Bill Flores has taken down 10-term incumbent Democratic Chet Edwards in his first run for political office. Edwards was a strong nuclear loan guarantee proponent for Texas new-build projects as well as a rising House appropriations committee power.
Despite exit polls showing Republicans gaining Senate seats narrowly in Pennsylvania and handily in Illinois and Wisconsin, these three races are too close for the networks to call.
NBC, FOX, and CNN are all projecting that Republicans have taken over control of the U.S. House of Representatives, with a 236 majority anticipated (+/-13). The New York Times’ computer is saying Republicans have a 2% chance of controlling the Senate — meaning with losses in DE, WV and CT, the GOP will have to thread the needle everywhere else including some tough contests in the west.
NTH RACES TO WATCH: AP REPORT — DEM ENERGY COMMITTEE VETERAN BOUCHER LOSES TO REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER MORGAN GRIFFITHTuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Associated Press is reporting that senior House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrat Rick Boucher has lost. Boucher, who hails from Virginia coal country, voted for the Waxman-Markey "cap and trade" bill, which was a dominant campaign issue. Boucher’s loss and the defeat of fellow Democrat incumbent
in Virginia’s 5th District means it is already an uphill night for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The New York Times’ vaunted elections computer has called an audible — adjusting the G.O.P. gain projection for the U.S. House of Representatives to 55 or 56 seats. This is up one from when some initial state polls closed at 6 pm EDT. The computer likes what it’s seeing for Republicans in Indiana, the Times’ blog reports.
EXIT POLLS SHOW AT LEAST 7 SEAT SENATE PICK-UP FOR REPUBLICANS, INCLUDING IN (ALREADY CALLED), PA AND ILTuesday, November 2nd, 2010
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