Dems Drubbed in House, Exceeding Expectations in Senate

November 2nd, 2010

Throwing in the live blogging towel…

It was kind of a lark and don’t have the resources or energy tonight.

Right now it looks like a “split decision” with the Democrats getting clobbered in the House, but slightly over-performing expectations and maintaining their hold in the Senate.

MSNBC is projecting a House gain of about 66 Republican seats.

In the Senate, CNN just called the race for Boxer, effectively maintaing control of the Senate for the Democrats. Meanwhile, Harry Reid is up by 7 with 18% in(!). Bennett leads Buck in Colorado by 3 with 35% in. They just called PA for Pat Toomey (Sestak ran a much tighter campaign than most people projected) and it’s not over yet, but it it looks like Kirk will beat Gianoullias in Illinios.

Much more later, and I’m sure I’ll have some links in the morning.

In the meantime, in case anyone needs a recommendation for live blogging, check out Nate Silver’s Blog.

3 Responses to “Dems Drubbed in House, Exceeding Expectations in Senate”

  1. Jon Ward Says:

    Go Harry! Angle and O’Donnell were narrowly avoided. Whitman and Fiorina defeated. Prop 23, nailed. Prop 19, ludicrous. Rand Paul, really? Could have been worse. Didn’t know Boehner was such an actor, visions of Reagan, and what a total opposite speaker. Unbelievably, everything he said he would do is the exact opposite of what he will actually do. A perfect 180 degrees. Unbelievable. It makes me weepy.

  2. Milazz Says:

    Yeah, not bad. I’d been preparing for the worst for some time. The House is pretty damn ugly, but I’m glad that California held serve with Brown & Boxer… and so glad Meg Whitman won’t be on my TV every 15 minutes any more.

    I don’t have much love for Harry Reid, but I’m really happy I don’t have to watch Sharron Angle for the next 6 years.

    If things hold up in Colorado and Washington, it’ll be just 6 losses. Nothing to write home about, but definitely better than expected.

  3. Jon Ward Says:

    Yet it still baffles me that the majority of Americans do vote against their own self interests. They just do not understand the effects of their votes on their own lives. And that is my vote for the definition of stupid.