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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp prevails in North Dakota in upset of the night

Excerpt: Who says Democ­rats can no longer win in the prairies of the Mid­west? The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s ener­getic, per­son­able, and peo­ple-focused nom­i­nee for U.S. Sen­ate in North Dako­ta, Hei­di Heitkamp, appears to have won a sur­pris­ing vic­to­ry in one of the nation’s most con­ser­v­a­tive states. Repub­li­cans had thought the Sen­ate seat cur­rent­ly held by Kent Con­rad […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mullet campaign in 5th LD Jubilant

Excerpt: With a lead of 54 to 46 Mark Mul­let is hap­py tonight. All the screens in Zeeks Piz­za are tuned to OBa­ma’s upcom­ing vic­to­ry speech and the patrons are smil­ing. It’s hard to be sure whether they’re more inter­est­ed in the band, each oth­er, or the pun­dits.
Written by:Martin Chaney
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McAuliffe retains seat

Excerpt: State sen­a­tor Rose­mary McAu­li­ffe has retained her seat in Wash­ing­ton’s first leg­isla­tive dis­trict. Repub­li­cans need­ed to take her seat to gain the major­i­ty in the sen­ate. They ran an “edu­ca­tion” can­di­date, Dawn McCravey, who sup­port­ed char­ter schools which McAu­li­ffe blocked in her edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee. To off­set McCravey’s ed reform sup­port, teach­ers came out on force […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Whatcom, Spokane LD Races: Democrats win the 3rd, 40th, Republicans win 4th, 6th, 42nd

Excerpt: With a 46% of the bal­lots count­ed in What­com Coun­ty and 56% of the vote in Spokane, the two chal­lengers in the House, Democ­rats Matt Krogh and Natal­ie McClen­don, have seemed to lost their bid to unseat Reps. Vin­cent Buys and Jason Over­street. They came up short in the pri­ma­ry, and unless a large surge […]
Written by:Patrick
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Mood buoyant at 45th LD party in Kirkland

Excerpt: State rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Good­man just gave a short, jubi­lant vic­to­ry speech to a room­ful of his sup­port­ers. Good­man has a wide lead of over 12 per­cent­age points over his Repub­li­can oppo­nent Joel Hussey. Good­man is proud to have ran “an hon­or­able” cam­paign ver­sus an oppo­nent who reached deep into his bag of dirty tricks. He […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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DelBene winning short term seat

Excerpt: The crowd here at the Wood­mark has gone wild with the announce­ment that she leads 57 to 43 for the short term seat. No results yet for the full term race and the old dis­trict leans heav­i­ly Demo­c­ra­t­ic but it’s a great sign. Results for the full term seat are also look­ing very pos­i­tive. I […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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45th LD mood is positive

Excerpt: The crowd here in Kirk­land for Lar­ry Springer and Roger Good­man is near capac­i­ty and the mood is very pos­i­tive. Big cheers as races are called for Eliz­a­beth War­ren and Clair McCaskill. The gen­er­al expec­ta­tion is that Lar­ry should win eas­i­ly while Roger’s race will be close. Chat­ted with Lar­ry and Roger as well as […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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New England states called for Barack Obama; some southern states called for Mitt Romney

Excerpt: As expect­ed, Barack Oba­ma is pro­ject­ed to win in Mass­a­chu­setts, Con­necti­cut, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. Wins in those states, plus Ver­mont and his home state of Illi­nois (which he is also pro­ject­ed to win), would give Oba­ma a total of six­ty elec­toral votes. Mitt Rom­ney has picked up South Car­oli­na, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Exit polls give Barack Obama slight lead in Ohio; state remains too close to call

Excerpt: While the all-impor­tant state of Ohio remains too close to call at this hour, CNN has released exit polling that shows Barack Oba­ma with a slight lead — 51% to Mitt Rom­ney’s 49%. That may seem like good news, but exit polls don’t always cor­re­late with actu­al results. Until we get hard data, we won’t […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Early Florida results look good for President Obama and Democrats

Excerpt: It’s too soon to say which can­di­date will win the Sun­shine State, and not all of the polls have closed there. How­ev­er, with more than two mil­lion votes count­ed in Flori­da, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma main­tains a slight lead over Mitt Rom­ney (52% to 48%), and is doing bet­ter in some areas than he did in 2008. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Virginia way too close to call

Excerpt: Hey every­one! I’m track­ing results and blog­ging live from my hum­ble abode, an Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty dorm room in our nation’s cap­i­tal. CNN just released exit polls that have Vir­ginia in a dead 49%, 49% heat. North­ern Vir­ginia is the big swing area of the state. Both cam­paigns are look­ing to Loudon and Hen­ri­co coun­ties, as […]
Written by:Grace
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Networks project Obama win in Vermont; Romney win in Kentucky and Indiana

Excerpt: Major tele­vi­sion net­works have now begun call­ing states in the East­ern time­zone for the two major pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma is pro­ject­ed to car­ry Ver­mont, which has three elec­toral votes. Inde­pen­dent Bernie Sanders (per­haps the nation’s most pro­gres­sive sen­a­tor) is also pro­ject­ed to win in his U.S. Sen­ate race. Mitt Rom­ney has won in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Getting Ready to Party in Washington’s 45 and 5th LDs

Excerpt: I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing lots of my favorite Demo­c­ra­t­ic elect­ed offi­cials and can­di­dates tonight. Begin­ning with Lar­ry Springer and Roger Good­man in Wash­ing­ton’s 45th LD, it will be great to see an enthu­si­as­tic crowd of pro­gres­sive activists.  Next I’ll be look­ing for­ward to chat­ting with 1st CD can­di­date Suzan Del­bene who will be par­ty­ing […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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When do the polls close? Here’s a rundown

Excerpt: A ques­tion that we’re see­ing being asked a lot on social media net­works today is “When do the polls close?” If you haven’t vot­ed yet and are won­der­ing how much time you have left — or if you’re sim­ply curi­ous as to when the results action gets under­way — here is a guide to poll […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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