TheDC Election Liveblog

1:06 a.m.—Murkowski takes early lead

Fox News is reporting that write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski has taken an early lead in the Alaska senate race. She’s facing Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams.

1:03 a.m.—DNC chair Tim Kaine speaks

“With the two houses of Congress now divided between Democrats and Republicans, it is incumbent upon both parties to take responsibility for governing so we can move the nation forward,” Tim Kaine said in a statement late Tuesday night.

12:56 a.m.—Obama congratulates Boehner

Obama calls Boehner Tuesday night

According to a White House statement, “The President tonight called and talked to Reps. Pelosi, Boehner and Hoyer, and Senator McConnell. In his calls with Rep. Boehner and Sen. McConnell, the President said he was ‘looking forward to working with him and the Republicans to find common ground, move the country forward and get things done for the American people.'”

12:56 a.m.—Bigger than ’94

At this point the GOP has a net gain of +55 in the House, which exceeds the 54 seats won by Republicans in 1994.

12:50 a.m. —Harry Reid wins

Democratic Sen. Harry Reid has won the Nevada Senate contest, fending off a challenge from GOPer Sharron Angle.

12:44 a.m.— Close in Colorado, Florida

We’re anxiously awaiting the results of the Colorado Senate race, where Republican Ken Buck is slightly leading Democrat Sen. Michael Bennett with almost 50 percent of the votes in. Also, in Florida, Republican Rick Scott is barely leading Democrat Alex Sink.

Other competitive Senate races we’re keeping an eye on are in Washington State and Alaska.

12: 33 a.m. – Real World win for Duffy.

Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy, a former house guest on MTV’s Real World, defeated his opponent to fill retiring Democratic Dave Obey’s seat.

12:18 a.m. – President Obama’s old senate seat goes to Republican.

Illinois voters have elected Republican Mark Kirk over Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s former Senate seat, the AP reports.

12:13 a.m. – Rory Reid goes down in Nevada.

Harry Reid’s son, Rory, suffers decided loss in Nevada gubernatorial race.

Will his father follow suit? No news yet…

12:11 a.m. – “You have not heard the last of Carl Paladino”.

What a relief.

From Paladino earlier tonight after losing New York’s gubernatorial race:  “I have a message for Andrew Cuomo. I said my baseball bat is a metaphor for the people that want to take the government back. As our next governor, you can grab this handle and bring the people with you to Albany, or you can leave it untouched and run the risk of having it wielded against you. Because make no mistake: you have not heard the last of Carl Paladino.”

12:05 a.m. – GOP’s sensitive Boehner

House Minority Leader John Boehner, who is widely expected to become the next Speaker of the House, announced late Tuesday night that it is not a time to celebrate, even though Republicans took the House of Representatives in the midterm election.

“We’ve got real work to do and, frankly, this is not a time for celebration,” said a teary-eyed Boehner. “Not when one in 10 of our fellow citizens is out of work. Not when we’ve buried our apron under a mountain of debt and not when our Congress is held in such low esteem.”

Boehner praised citizens in the Tea Party movement in his remarks too.

“Across the country right now, we’re readily witnessing a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the American people,” Boehner said.

12:00 a.m. – Most polls in Alaska close (finally).

11:57 p.m. – Races now called in PA, OH.

Republicans picked up another gubernatorial seat in the Midwest. Republican John Kasich defeated Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland, Fox News is reporting.

The AP also declared Republican Pat Toomey the winner of the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. He battled Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak.

11:54 p.m. – More flips to GOP.

In New Mexico’s 2nd district, former Republican Rep. Steve Pearce has defeated the Democrat incumbent Harry Teague. Teague defeated Pearce in 2008.

In Colorado’s 4th district, Republican Cory Gardner has defeated incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey.

In New Hampshire’s 2nd district, former Rep. Charlie Bass has defeated Democrat Ann Kuster, completing the GOP sweep of the Granite State.

In New Jersey’s 3rd district, Republican Jon Runyan, a former NFL player, has defeated incumbent Democrat John Adler.

11:49 p.m.- Crier of the House.

Yes, John Boehner was just crying on national television. Of course, he’ll likely be the next Speaker of the House now.

11:42 p.m. – Prop. 19 sinks to defeat.

California’s ballot initiative, Prop 19, is projected to be voted down. The measure would have legalized the possession of marijuana.

11:38 p.m. – Paladino: still angry.

Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York governor, conceded.  “I’m humbled,” he said, and then went on to attack the government for “spending like drunken sailors.”

11:34 p.m. – Brent Bozell:”The sleeping giant has awoken”

“This was just the dress rehearsal; a mere warm-up. The Big Dance is in two years. Look out, Washington Establishment. The Sleeping Giant has awoken and if you thought this was rough, just wait until 2012.”

  • S-D-M

    Why would any normal person ever vote for Reid? The answer is, they wouldn’t. Who voted for Reid is the ugly unseen face of the labor unions and the social program parasites. We are precipitously close to the “makers” being outnumbered by the “takers”———-“When the people find they can vote themselves money; that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin


    What follows is all over the NET in many blogs, sites,… everywhere,… including is sent to ‘WASHIGTON KINGDOM’,meaning, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS, SENATE,…aslo to radio talk-shows, tv and cable news networks…even the tv tabloids (MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS…and the rest)


    Did anyone noticed?

    Last night while Ms Kelly was looking at her computer screen, she said;- (paraphrasing)…”….there is a power outage so there will be a delay on the info on the voting….wait….machines are coming back…now…”

    If anyone out there, has taped in VHS or DISC the whole FOX programming will definitely find that segement,… and at that time RIED WAS NOT IN THE LEAD ….NOT BY A LONG SHOT!

    I submit to all of you out there that was a premeditated move to alterate (in a fraction of time) the results…and so today REID IS A WINNER.

    It takes but just a nano-second to ‘implant information ‘ in any computer grid in a ‘reboot process’…..anyone knows that.


    Now, if anyone can just buy the so called ‘victory’ as a legtimate thing…very well your choice….however…as for me.accepting that, as TRUTH is just naive ,…at least, if I would acccept it I will be,…perhaps lack of intuition…or just plain stupid or idiotic….take a pick.

    To me the desperation, and panic is/ was so compelling that liberal-democrat factions used more of their usual low class tactics.

    Input anyone?

    Opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    christine is not a “wacko.” that’s the way she has been smeared. it’s really irritating that so many people believe she is crazy, it’s just how much she has been attacked. the whole “witch” thing, masturbation. stupid things that don’t matter. also people like karl rove trashing her for NO reason instead of actually giving her a chance. if some people hadn’t dismissed christine so early and called her a wacko then maybe she would have won. it’s her policies that matter most, they are definitely better than coons’, and she should have won. but no, some repubs think she is “too extreme.” she lost because of republicans actually, not independents. it’s a real shame. repubs should have gotten behind her. but i bet many sat out ’cause they thought she “couln’t win.” ever heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    and, sharron angle’s race, i’m not even sure if it’s legit. i’m hearing a lot of people say there were various frauds.

    • des1

      “if some people hadn’t dismissed christine so early and called her a wacko then maybe she would have won.”

      Yes, Karl Rove cost her 16% in Delaware. {/sarcasm}

      Angle lost by 40,000 votes. Do you really believe someone is going to find 40,000 fraudulent votes? Seriously?

  • truebearing

    The truth will out and we will start hearing tales of massive voter fraud, real soon. Reid is a despicable turd who rammed the Soros/Obama agenda through, so they repayed him with their well practiced, ruthless, amoral election subversion tactics.

  • des1

    “We must all strive to find common ground to support the middle class, create jobs, reduce the deficit and move our nation forward.”

    So now she’s suddenly concerned with the deficit? Hey Queen Of The Dammed, you’ve been in charge for 4 years…buh bye!

    BTW, we’ll give you one more trip on the giant gas hog jet you’ve been using. Make sure you take all the copies of your crap book that no one bought with you. UPS charges will suck.