Continuing an Election Day tradition (first at Editor & Publisher, then Huff Post), I will be blogging news and views all today, until after midnight. Since many of you keep up with news sites, blogs and Twitter, I may lean heavily at times on cable TV reports, which most are probably "missing." Updates will be added at top with an ET time stamp. While you await results, check out my new campaign book here. Twitter: @gregmitch
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12:30 AM Alexi G and Sestak did lose. Harry Reid just declared winner. Bennet and Murray winning narrowly….Rep. John Hall lost in NY, Dan Quayle’s kid won in AZ…. polls just closing in Alaska but no way GOP can take Senate—unless Lieberman and Ben Nelson caucus with them!
10:50 Feingold has lost. Sestak in PA and Alexi G in ILL who led all night now trail. Ilario Pantano, the House hopeful who killed 2 unarmed prisoners in Iraq, then desecrated bodies, has lost. Sarah Palin and the ghost of Gerry Ferraro on Fox in mutual admiration socieity. Sad.
10:20 Rep. Cantor says "it’s great to be on MSNBC on a night like this."…. Maddow keeps asking him about tax cuts for rich… Tom Tancredo loses gov race in Colo….Chris Matthews asks Michele Bachmann if she is "hypnotized" and "in a trance" because she gives same answer to every question…
9:55 MSNBC raises GOP pickup in House in projections to 240-195…. close Senate races still out…. Rand Paul on CNN says can’t raise taxes on rich because everyone works for rich person or serves him.
9:30 Nate Silver now giving Sestak great chance in PA, would be big Dem upset, and other Senate races too close to call. If Dems run table on close ones would be big offset to House disaster…. watching GOP victory speeches impresses one again with the lightweight, blinkered, vision.
9:05 Many expected call against Feingold now but MSNBC finds too close to call. Ditto on PA, Colo, Ill. MSNBC projects when all done GOP will hold House by 237-198, more or less.
8:40 Big one: MSNBC calls W. Va for Manchin. GOP taking Senate almost impossible now. Blanche Lincoln loses… Rachel says Blumenthal in CT, after his fake Vietnam record, needs to "become the Senator from IAVA." That’s the leading Iraq-Afghan vet group.
8:25 MSNBC calls CT for Blumenthal…. Kathleen Parker and Erick Erickson on CNN actually hailing number of black Tea Party candidates. CNN sets looks like football locker room with 22 starters at two tables….Nate Silver ups GOP pickups in House to 57 with Dem setbacks in VA, FLA, IND….Grayson losing badly in Fla.
8:05 MSNBC calls wins for Rubio, Coons over O’Donnell, Manchin and Blumenthal leading.
8:00 Amazing, 9/11 "Truther" ad airs yet again on MSNBC…. Nazi cross-dresser loses to Marcy Kaptur…. Dems hold a toss-up seat in KY, helping their cause a bit….
7:45 Mike Isikoff on MSNBC says Paul first big winner under new campaign finance non-limits.
7:40 2 Dems trailing in Ind House races, bad sign…Rachel slams Indiana Tea Party people claiming anti-feds but electing Indiana guys who are lifetime Wash insiders