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2006 Midterm Election Results

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Astronuc
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Nov7-06, 08:53 PM
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Down in Texas, the incumbents seem to be leading their races.

In Tom DeLay's district, TX 22, Nick Lampson has a slight lead.

Rick Perry (R) is leading for governor, and two independents Carole Strayhorn (I), who is a former mayor of Austin, and Richard "Kinky"
Friedman (I), an author and musician, have respectable votes, 18% and 11% respectively, with 8% of precincts reporting.

Texas 23rd has 6 D's and 1 I running against the incumbent Republican.
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Nov7-06, 08:57 PM
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SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, South Carolina (CNN) -- A sheepish Gov. Mark Sanford was turned away from a South Carolina polling place Tuesday because he forgot his voter registration card.

The casting of ballots in front of the news media is a well-worn tradition for politicians, but it was no Kodak moment when Sanford discovered he had left his card behind.

Off camera, South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford could be heard telling her husband that she had reminded him to bring it.
This is what wives do best! He should have listened to his wife.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/...tes/index.html
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Nov7-06, 09:12 PM
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Unfortunately Stem Cell Initiative Constitutional Amendment 2 in favor of stem cell research is not doing well. The Christians have been out in droves "voting against cloning" as they put it. Once again, we're at the mercy of the ignorant masses.

Here's the proposed ammendment for those not aware of it.

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2006...ppStemCell.asp
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Nov7-06, 09:12 PM
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"I voted to give the president the authority to use force in Iraq; that doesn't mean I'm always happy with what I see, but I can think of nothing worse for our troops or our prospects for success than having 435 members of Congress second-guessing our commanders," Pryce wrote.
That's not the point. It's not about second-guessing the commanders, it's about putting a check on the president. Congress should have supported the military, which was being undermined by the administration.

In the OH 15th, Pryce (R) and Kilroy (D) are about 110 votes apart with 82% of precincts reporting.
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Nov7-06, 09:26 PM
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Unfortunately Stem Cell Initiative Constitutional Amendment 2 in favor of stem cell research is not doing well. The Christians have been out in droves "voting against cloning" as they put it. Once again, we're at the mercy of the ignorant masses.

Here's the proposed ammendment for those not aware of it.

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2006...ppStemCell.asp
As a Missourian, I'm extremely disappointed. Given that all the polls had suggested that the amendment enjoyed an overwhelming support (51% to 35%), it appears that the fundamentalists got out the vote. At the same time, McCaskill is currently losing by a surprising amount, suggesting that the same fundamentalists are influencing the Senate race as well.
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Nov7-06, 09:28 PM
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(CNN) -- Democrats are projected to pick up three GOP-held Senate seats and are holding a narrow lead in a fourth in their bid to regain control of the Senate.

Three other states -- Missouri, Montana and Tennessee-- will complete the equation. Democrats need to win six GOP-held Senate seats to regain control.

CNN projects Democratic wins in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In Virginia, Democratic challenger Jim Webb holds a narrow lead over incumbent Sen. George Allen in early returns in the Senate race. Webb holds a 1-point lead with 81 percent of the precincts reporting.

State treasurer Robert Casey Jr. is projected to defeat Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the third-ranking Senate Republican, and Democratic Rep. Sherrod Brown is projected to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Mike DeWine in Ohio.

Rhode Island's Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, one of the few moderates in the Senate, is projected to lose to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, the former state attorney general.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/...ate/index.html
Apparently Lamont has conceded to Liberman, and it appears that Republicans turned out to support Lieberman, who has tended to vote in support of Bush on foreign policy issues. Lamont ran a very negative campaign. I have heard accounts of questionable business practices by Lamont, but then that's just hearsay.
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Nov7-06, 09:32 PM
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I have just got to ask why there are poll booths in churches. Someone please explain why this makes sense. The church tells them how to vote, then they go to that place they feel endorses their vote. This isn't wrong? Shouldn't the place you vote be neutral?

On a local note, the $75 million for new soccer fields in neighborhood's of people in multi-million dollar homes is losing. Ah, gosh darn.
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GOP has hope
The GOP focused Monday on building momentum, telling its base and undecided voters that any rumors of the party's demise in Congress have been greatly exaggerated.

"My prediction is we will maintain our majorities in the House and Senate. ... I think there's momentum," Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman told CNN.

He also released an open memo headlined, "New polls say our party is heading into Election Day with strong momentum."

But Schumer said that Democrats are "getting support in places we never expected."

"You're getting a large number of voters, independents, Republicans who are voting for us because either they're fed up with the war and George Bush's inability," he said.

"Or there are some even real conservative people who think you need some checks and balances in this government," he said.

Schumer credited some of his optimism to his party's altered get-out-the-vote effort. Schumer said that where once Democrats used a more traditional "one size fits all" approach to get voters to the polls, this year they are using more personal and up-to-date techniques to bolster Democratic voter turnout.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/...mer/index.html

We'll see by tomorrow.

If the Democrats do regain one or both houses, I hope they don't get too cocky.

I would prefer more Independents, or moderates who are concerned with fiduciary responsbility and laws which are fair and just, and not preferential of sufficiently vague as to allow for loopholes. The law needs to be as precise as possible.
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Nov7-06, 09:59 PM
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Tester (D) takes an initial lead over the incumbent Burns (R) in Montana Senate race, but only 1% of precincts reporting.
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Looks to me like Allen will take VA by a little over 10,000 votes. What's left of Arlington, Charlottesville and Richmond will cut down Allen's current lead of about 30,000, but not by enough.
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As a Missourian, I'm extremely disappointed. Given that all the polls had suggested that the amendment enjoyed an overwhelming support (51% to 35%), it appears that the fundamentalists got out the vote.
Is it surprising that the campaign headquarters for the opponents of the stem cell initiative is the Catholic Knights of Columbus Hall?

I was listening to a radio talk show this morning aimed at the under 30 liberal crowd and the talk show hosts had no clue what the ammendment was about and if I hadn't known, after listening to them, I would have voted against it. They were supposedly trying to talk in favor of it.
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THE DEMS HAVE THE HOUSE! (unless something really, really crazy happens)

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/...use/index.html

Democrats to take control of House, CNN projects
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Quote Quote by Manchot
As a Missourian, I'm extremely disappointed. Given that all the polls had suggested that the amendment enjoyed an overwhelming support (51% to 35%), it appears that the fundamentalists got out the vote. At the same time, McCaskill is currently losing by a surprising amount, suggesting that the same fundamentalists are influencing the Senate race as well.
I expect it to get a lot closer, but it looks like Talent will end up winning by at least 2% (my guess). There's still a lot of votes left to count in St. Louis and St. Charles, but those two precincts will only net McCaskill about half of what she needs to bridge the deficit now - and those are the big ones for her.

If Tester wins MT and Cardin wins MD (both fairly likely), then Talent will be the only really conservative winner in an M-state (the MI and MN seats have both gone to the Dems, as expected, and Snowe, a moderately liberal Rep has taken ME easily).
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Corruption named as key issue by voters in exit polls
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/...lls/index.html
(CNN) -- By a wide margin, Americans who voted Tuesday in the midterm election say they disapprove of the war in Iraq.

But when asked which issue was extremely important to their vote, more voters said corruption and ethics in government than any other issue, including the war, according to national exit polls.

A large majority of voters also disapproved of how Congress and President Bush are doing their jobs. However, Bush fared slightly better on that score than members of the GOP-led Congress.

And defying the traditional political maxim that "all politics is local," 62 percent of voters said national issues mattered more than local issues when deciding which House candidate to pick.
Interesting though - Dennis Hastert (R) is winning his district (Illinois 14) with about 60% of the vote against Laech (D) who has about 40%.

In lllinois, the incumbents seem to have the advantage.
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Allen has a nearly 30,000 vote lead...but I'm still expecting Webb to start pulling up closer any time now. Arlington is likely to give Webb an extra 15,000 or so votes, and that's one of 3 or 4 such big ones with a lot of counting remaining.
Sweet Jeezus - Webb now has a 3000 vote lead, and my rough calculations (like they were any good before) say he'll pick up nearly another 2000 from the last 1% of regular votes.

If Webb wins, VA will be the 4th senate pickup for the Dems (after OH, PA and RI). The net for them, however, is +3, with CT switching from D to I. If Tester wins his seat in MT (and it looks like he will), that will put the Dems up +4.

Looks like Corker will take TN after all (that's the power of negative campaigning there), and Kyl will hold AZ.
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Lamborn (R) is leading Fawcett (D) in Colorado's 5th district. In this district, IIRC BobG indicated that the ratio of R:D is 2:1.

In CO 4th, Musgrave (R) is leading very slightly in a tight race with Paccione (D).
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If Tester wins MT and Cardin wins MD (both fairly likely), then Talent will be the only really conservative winner in an M-state (the MI and MN seats have both gone to the Dems, as expected, and Snowe, a moderately liberal Rep has taken ME easily).
Hold your horses there. Look way down south in Ole Miss'. Trent Lott is still there and he is leading in MS Senate race with about 64% of the vote.
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Bob, it looks like Lamborn is going to beat Fawcett by a nearly 2 to 1 margin after all!

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006//pa...ounty.000.html

Edit: Put this down for the "most amazing coincidences" thread. I hadn't seen Astronuc's recent post when I typed the above.


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