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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, […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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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