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« Reply #200 on: August 10, 2018, 04:39:16 pm »

Good news for the GOP in OH and PA .


The early vote usually favors the Dems in OH and PA(basically a reverse VA) so if its this close its definitely good news for them
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« Reply #201 on: August 11, 2018, 05:32:30 am »
« Edited: August 11, 2018, 06:07:40 am by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part V


Tapper: Now, as more time passes, we're starting to get more results. And we can already make some calls, right?

Blitzer: Yes, another round of poll-closings approach, this time just in the state of Arkansas, but before that, we can report that in the past minutes, we've been able to make several important calls. In Virginia, we can confirm that the Senate race will be won by Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine. Initially thought vulnerable, Kaine was challenged by businesswoman and 2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. But she quickly enough proved herself an insufficient candidate- she was forced to tack hard to the right to fend off far-right conservatives Laura Ingraham and Corey Stewart in the primary, and her hard line against abortion, after advancing conspiracy theories against Planned Parenthood in a Presidential primary debate, proved unpopular with the Virginia voters she needed to win. So this is why we're already making such an early call in favour of Senator Kaine, whose Senatorial campaign was calm and disciplined. It's certainly a disappointment for Republicans, who hoped to used the national environment to finally achieve a statewide victory in Virginia, an old stronghold of theirs.

Bash: But this is not all- as of now, we've managed to make several new calls in the gubernatorial races, as well. In Oklahoma, despite the hopes that the far-right, anti-environmentalist Attorney General Scott Pruitt would make the race competitive, Demcorat Connie Johnson fell far short and we can already call the race for him. Governor Pruitt will certainly be one of the most conservative in the nation. Also, we can make a surprising and early call in Maryland- Governor Larry Hogan, a relative moderate, was reelected, defeating progressive Ben Jealous, who many fault for running a dismal campaign in a red state Democrats could've won.

King: At the same time, we're unable to call many of our key races tonight. Several of the Senate races, like in Florida, Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvnia look very close, and we'll likely still be watching those deep into the night. These races have strong Republican candidates running against vulnerable Democrats, but at the same time, in conservative states like Missouri and West Virgina, we're seeing Democrats heading towards potential upsets against Republicans who ran less-than-good campaigns. But while we've been able to call many Senate races so far, the gubernatorial map remains even murkeier- we're seeing an array of very close races, not just in swing states but also traditionally liberal one such as Connecticut and Rhode Island, or traditionally conservative ones like Georgia and Kansas, and it looks like we might be watching many of those for long hours.

Tapper: Right. And now, as we've reached the 8:30 P.M. mark, the polls in the state of Arkansas have closed. There was no Senate race here, but we can already call the gubernatorial one, with popular Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson easily winning reelection over Democratic nominee Jared Henderson. This was not a surprise, since...

Cooper: Hold on, Jake, we can right now make another key call. In Maine's Senate race, Democratic-caucusing Independent Angus King will win reelection over a challenge from current Governor Paul LePage, a very controversial and conservative Republican who, despite past racist statemenets and low approvals, was thought as a potentially strong candidate due to his role as Governor. Now, despite progressive Democrat Zak Ringlestein running an insurgent campaign, King will defeat LePage. This is a disappointment to Republicans, but not a surprise- while King ran a clean campaign capitalizing on Maine's fondness for independents, LePage ran an unhinged campaign with numerous gaffes and attacks on King that did not resonate well in the state.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Florida Senate Race (20% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.6%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.5%

Indiana Senate Race (29% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R)- 51.9%
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 47.0%

Maine Senate Race (8% Reporting)- INDEPENDENT HOLD
Senator Angus King*- 51.2% ✓
Governor Paul LePage- 37.8%
Mr. Zak Ringelstein- 7.1%

Michigan Senate Election (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)*- 50.7%
Fmr. Governor John Engler (R)- 48.0%

Missouri Senate Election (10% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 44.9%
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 42.2%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 12.6%

New Jersey Senate Election (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 49.0%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.8%

Ohio Senate Election (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 50.7%
Governor John Kasich (R)- 48.9%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 50.9%
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 47.6%

Virginia Senate Race (22% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Tim Kaine (D)*- 55.3% ✓
Businesswoman Carly Fiorina (R)- 43.9%

West Virginia Senate Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 46.6%
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.9%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 6.0%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Arkansas Gubernatorial Race (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Asa Hutchinson (R)*- 65.8% ✓
Executive Jared Henderson (D)- 33.1%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Race (10% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.0%
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.7%

Georgia Gubernatorial Race (21% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 50.0%
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 49.3%

Florida Gubernatorial Race (20% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. AR Governor Mike Huckabee (R)- 41.6%
Lawyer John Morgan- 32.7%
Mayor Andrew Gillum (D)- 24.8%

Illinois Gubernatorial Race (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 45.6%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.0%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 11.1%

Kansas Gubernatorial Race (10% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.1%
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.2%

Maine Gubernatorial Race (8% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 41.2%
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 39.8%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 14.9%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 4.0%

Maryland Gubernatorial Race (9% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Larry Hogan (R)*- 54.2% ✓
Fmr. NAACP President Ben Jealous (D)- 44.9%

Michigan Gubernatorial Race (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 51.3%
State Att. Gen. Bill Schutte (R)- 48.3%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 49.5%
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 49.5%

Ohio Gubernatorial Election (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
State Att. Gen. Mike DeWeine- 53.1%
State Sen. Joe Schiavoni- 46.2%

Oklahoma Gubernatorial Race (10% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
State Att. Gen. Scott Pruitt (R)- 53.8% ✓
Fmr. State Sen. Connie Johnson (D)- 45.3%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election (9% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent- 51.7%
Fmr. Chief of Staff Kathleen McGinty- 47.6%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election (10% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 41.3%
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)*- 36.4%
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (M)- 21.8%
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« Reply #202 on: August 11, 2018, 10:52:54 am »

Hoping Whitmer pulls out a win
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« Reply #203 on: August 11, 2018, 02:56:30 pm »
« Edited: August 11, 2018, 03:02:58 pm by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part VI


Cooper: Hold everything, folks, we have a very major projection to make right now. In their first Senatorial pickup, we can now be sure that Republicans will win the Senate seat in Indiana, with former U.S. Rep. Todd Young unseating incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly. The moderate Donnelly put up a strong fight and tried to make his votes on major issues fit with the views of Hoosier voters but it won't be enough as Young, who ran a strong campaign, will defeat him and finally win a Senate seat after being unable to win one just two years ago, when he ran against Senator Evan Bayh.

Bash: Now, starting from January, the conservative Indiana will no longer have only Democrats as its Governor and both Senators. Republicans have the wind at their back now, after just a few minutes ago, we've been able to make a key, and surprisingly early projection in Ohio's gubernatorial race. State Attorney General and former Senator Mike DeWine was elected Governor, succeeding the term-limited John Kasich, who's running for Senate, and defeating Democratic State Senator Joe Schiavoni, who ran a strong campaign but was defeated by DeWine's slick machine and the national winds.

Blitzer: And now, the polls are closing in a myriad of new states, marking another key milestone of the night. In the race for the Senate, we can call a few races. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand won reelection in New York, while two Republican incumbents won their own reelection battles- Deb Fischer in Nebraska and John Barrasso in Wyoming, two incumbents in conservative seats that were never expected to be competitive.

King: But, there are quite a few races we cannot, at this hour, call. Both of Arizona's Senate races are too close to call, with one pitting controversial State Senator Kelly Ward against the favoured Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, and another a special election for ill Senator John McCain's seat, where Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego is locked in a tight battle against his Republican colleague, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally. Additionally, Minnesota's Senate races- the first one pitting incumbent Democrat Amy Klobucher, widely expected to win reelection, against Republican State Senator Karin Housley, and the second being aspecial election, where vulnerable Democratic appointed incumbent Tina Smith is running against former Senator Norm Coleman- are too close to call. Lastly, the race in New Mexico, between Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich and Governor Susana Martinez, is too close to call, as is the battle between vulnerable Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer. Meanwhile, the race between Republican Senator Sean Duffy and progressive activist Mahlon Mitchell in Wisconsin is actually too early to call, with Duffy holding a strong lead.

Bash: We have a similarly murky picture in the gubernatorial races- we can only call the races in South Dakota, where U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, the Republican, will easily fend off a chellenge from Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton, and in Wyoming, where Republican State Treasurer Mark Gordon will easily defeat former State House Minority Leader Mary Throne. The gubernatorial races in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota and Wisconsin are too close to call, while the races in Nebraska and New York are actually too early to call, with some interesting numbers. Let's take a look at the map now, and...

Tapper: Hold on a moment there. We have another major gubernatorial projection to make in this hour, in another traditional swing state. Republican Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas Governor, and Presidential candidate in 2008 and 2016, will win the Governor's mansion with a plurality, defeating a splintered challenge from independent, renowned lawyer John Morgan, who will come second, and Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee, who was plagued by a federal investigation. While usually Huckabee would find trouble to be elected, he capitalized on a strong base of support, especially in the panhandle, and defeated Morgan and Gillum, who split the vote. While Democrats accused Morgan of spoiling the race, he struck back in his concession speech minutes ago, claiming that his second place showing in polls should've lead Democrat Gillum to drop out, especially with the investigations facing him. Now, Huckabee, an evangelical former Governor of another state, will govern Florida, to the chagrin of many liberals and moderates.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)- 52.4%
Fmr. State Sen. Kelly Ward (R)- 47.2%

Arizona Senate Special Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.9%
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 49.8%

Florida Senate Election (28% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.7%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.3%

Indiana Senate Election (39% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R)- 53.2% ✓
Senator Joe Donnelly (D)*- 45.9%

Michigan Senate Election (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)*- 50.2%
Fmr. Governor John Engler (R)- 48.5%

Minnesota Senate Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Amy Klobucher (D)*- 54.9%
State Sen. Karin Housley (R)- 44.3%

Minnesota Senate Special Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Norm Coleman (R)- 51.9%
Senator Tina Smith (D)*- 47.5%

Missouri Senate Election (19% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 45.1%
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 42.3%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 12.3%

Nebraska Senate Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Deb Fischer (R)*- 58.2% ✓
Councilwoman Jane Raybould (D)- 41.1%

New Jersey Senate Election (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 49.4%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.5%

New Mexico Senate Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Martin Heinrich (D)*- 45.4%
Governor Susana Martinez (R)- 42.7%
Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (L)- 11.4%

New York Senate Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)*- 59.7% ✓
Executive Chele Chiavacci Farly (R)- 38.2%

North Dakota Senate Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R)- 53.0%
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)*- 46.7%

Ohio Senate Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 50.4%
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.1%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (17% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 49.9%
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 48.5%

West Virginia Senate Election (21% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 47.0%
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.7%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 5.9%

Wisconsin Senate Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Senator Sean Duffy (R)*- 55.1%
Activist Mahlon Mitchell (D)- 43.8%

Wyoming Senate Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator John Barrasso (R)*- 66.8% ✓
Businessman Gary Trauner (D)- 33.0%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Arizona Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Doug Ducey (R)*- 57.4%
Professor David Garcia (D)- 41.9%

Colorado Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D)- 50.9%
State Treasurer Walker Stapelton (R)- 48.1%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election (20% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.7%
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.1%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (29% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.9%
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 49.5%

Florida Gubernatorial Election (28% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Fmr. AR Governor Mike Huckabee (R)- 41.5% ✓
Lawyer John Morgan (I)- 32.0%
Mayor Andrew Gillum (D)- 25.5%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 45.7%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 42.9%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 11.2%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election (19% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.3%
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.0%

Maine Gubernatorial Election (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 42.3%
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 40.3%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 13.9%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 3.5%

Michigan Gubernatorial Election (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 51.5%
State Att. Gen. Bill Schutte (R)- 48.2%

Minnesota Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tim Pawlenty (R)- 52.8%
State Rep. Erin Murphy (D)- 45.9%

Nebraska Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Governor Pete Ricketts (R)*- 43.6%
State Sen. Bob Krist (I)- 32.9%
State Sen. Lynne Walz (D)- 22.3%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 49.7%
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 49.4%

New Mexico Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)- 43.1%
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)- 34.5%
Fmr. Governor Gary Johnson- 22.2%

New York Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)*- 38.6%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson (R)- 22.4%
Activist Cynthia Nixon (WF)- 16.1%
Fmr. Mayor Stephanie Miner (I)- 15.4%
Businessman Larry Sharpe (L)- 7.0%

Ohio Gubernatorial Election (24% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
State Att. Gen. Mike DeWeine (R)- 54.0% ✓
State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D)- 45.4%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election (17% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R)- 52.3%
Fmr. Chief of Staff Kathleen McGinty (D)- 47.0%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election (20% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 41.5%
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)*- 36.1%
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (M)- 21.9%

South Dakota Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R)- 57.8% ✓
State Sen. Billie Sutton (D)- 40.8%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 49.8%
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 48.7%

Wyoming Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
State Treasurer Mark Gordon (R)- 62.9% ✓
State Rep. Mary Throne (D)- 36.9%
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« Reply #204 on: August 11, 2018, 03:22:26 pm »

>Still no red on the gubernatorial map...
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« Reply #205 on: August 11, 2018, 03:23:16 pm »

>Still no red on the gubernatorial map...

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« Reply #206 on: August 12, 2018, 01:39:50 pm »
« Edited: August 13, 2018, 02:00:06 pm by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part VI


Blitzer: And right now, there's a major projection we can make in the battle for the Senate- Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic incumbent in Michigan, will win reelection, turning away a tough challenge from former Governor John Engler, a popular GOP politician in the state. This is a good sign for Democrats, especially after we could project, about half a hour ago, that Senator Amy Klobucher from Minnesota, a Democrat, defeated her challenger, State Senator Karin Housley.
Cooper: Indeed, but the gubernatorial map continues to look bleak for the President's party. We've recently been able to call the gubernatorial race in Arizona for Republican incumbent Doug Ducey and the one in Nebraska for Governor Pete Ricketts, who defeated Republican-turned-Independent State Senator Bob Krist and Democratic State Senator Lynne Walz. At the same time, we cannot yet call the gubernatorial race in New York, where incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo is surprisingly struggling, with much of his support leaking to third-party challengers.

Bash: Yes, the map so far is depressing for Democratic eyes, and... hold on a moment, we have a very big call to make in the gubernatorial races right now. In Pennsylvania, we can project that Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate, will beat former Tom Wolf Chief of Staff Katy McGinty, the Democrat, after McGinty's lackluster and her lack of appeal to many progressives, as well as moderates, who flocked to Dent, lead to her defeat by a large margin. This is the first gubernatorial gain for Republicans tonight. The Republican Governors Association Chairman Bill Haslam, who also won a Senate seat tonight, must be smiling. He clearly did a good job recruiting and supporting the right candidates. It's quite unlike the Senate side, where candidates like Don Blankenship are endangering seats the GOP should've easily won.

Tapper: This is turning out to be a very exciting night, but now we're reaching another key moment, as polls close in a few more states out west. And in the Senate department, we can make just one call- Utah's former Governor Jon Huntsman, who ran in 2016 as a moderate independent Republican and had a historic performance that partially lead to a landslide reelection victory for President Obama, won a Senate seat in the state. He joins a crop of centrist Republicans who seem poised to enter congress this year, which could make the dynamics of the second half of Obama's third term interesting. But there are two races we cannot call as of now- in Montana, the battle between endangered Democratic Senator Jon Tester and his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, is too close to call, as is the Senate race in Nevada between Governor Brian Sandoval, another centrist Republican, and Democrat Rory Reid.

King: And there are also two gubernatorial races that closed their polls now. In Idaho, we can already call the race for Republican Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, who will easily win the Governor's Mansion, but the race between appointed Senator Joe Heck and Democratic County Commissioner Steve Sisolak in Nevada is too close to call. Additionally, the race in Iowa between Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, and her Democratic challenger, nurse and local union leader Cathy Glasson, is too close to call. Now, it's time to take a look at the map, but before that, we have another call to make- Republican Senator Sean Duffy will win a full term against progressive activist Mahlon Mitchell in Wisconsin. This was an expected call after Duffy lead both polls and results by a strong margin, and now that many Democratic areas in Milwaukee reported we can be confident in our projection in his favour. Democrats triaged this race a month ago, to the fury of progressives who were enthusiastic about Mitchell, but data clearly showed that his candidacy was doomed to fail. Now, Vice President Baldwin's seat will officially be held by a Republican for the next six years.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Election (21% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)- 53.0%
Fmr. State Sen. Kelly Ward (R)- 46.7%

Arizona Senate Special Election (21% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 50.4%
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.4%

Florida Senate Election (51% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 50.1%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 48.9%

Michigan Senate Election (42% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)*- 52.5% ✓
Fmr. Governor John Engler (R)- 46.3%

Minnesota Senate Election (25% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Amy Klobucher (D)*- 56.1% ✓
State Sen. Karin Housley (R)- 43.5%

Minnesota Senate Special Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Norm Coleman (R)- 51.6%
Senator Tina Smith (D)*- 47.9%

Missouri Senate Election (44% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 45.1%
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 42.3%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 12.3%

Montana Senate Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R)- 49.1%
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 49.1%

Nevada Senate Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Brian Sandoval (R)- 50.5%
Fmr. County Commissioner Rory Reid (D)- 47.1%

New Jersey Senate Election (40% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 49.4%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.5%

New Mexico Senate Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Martin Heinrich (D)*- 46.8%
Governor Susana Martinez (R)- 41.7%
Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (L)- 11.2%

North Dakota Senate Election (22% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R)- 51.7%
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)*- 48.1%

Ohio Senate Election (48% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.9%
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.5%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (42% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 49.4%
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 48.9%

Utah Senate Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Fmr. Governor Jon Huntsman (R)- 73.9% ✓
County Councillor Jenny Wilson (D)- 24.9%

West Virginia Senate Election (45% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 47.2%
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.3%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 6.0%

Wisconsin Senate Election (24% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Sean Duffy (R)*- 57.8% ✓
Activist Mahlon Mitchell (D)- 41.2%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Arizona Gubernatorial Election (21% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Doug Ducey (R)*- 54.9% ✓
Professor David Garcia (D)- 44.5%

Colorado Gubernatorial Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D)- 52.3%
State Treasurer Walker Stapelton (R)- 46.5%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.9%
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.0%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (52% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 49.7%
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.6%

Idaho Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R)- 62.9% ✓
Fmr. State Rep. Paulette Jordan (D)- 35.8%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (41% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 44.7%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.1%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 11.8%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R)- 49.2%
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 48.0%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election (42% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.1%
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.1%

Maine Gubernatorial Election (41% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 41.7%
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 40.1%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 14.5%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 3.7%

Michigan Gubernatorial Election (42% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 51.2%
State Att. Gen. Bill Schutte (R)- 48.4%

Minnesota Gubernatorial Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tim Pawlenty (R)- 51.1%
State Rep. Erin Murphy (D)- 46.6%

Nebraska Gubernatorial Election (22% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Pete Ricketts (R)*- 42.9% ✓
State Sen. Bob Krist (I)- 33.3%
State Sen. Lynne Walz (D)- 22.6%

Nevada Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Joe Heck (R)- 49.8%
County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D)*- 47.7%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 50.2%
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 49.0%

New Mexico Gubernatorial Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)- 42.2%
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)- 34.1%
Fmr. Governor Gary Johnson- 23.6%

New York Gubernatorial Election (27% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)*- 32.8%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson (R)- 25.9%
Activist Cynthia Nixon (WF)- 17.3%
Fmr. Mayor Stephanie Miner (I)- 15.1%
Businessman Larry Sharpe (L)- 6.7%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election (44% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R)- 54.2% ✓
Fmr. Chief of Staff Kathleen McGinty (D)- 45.3%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 42.6%
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)*- 35.9%
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (M)- 21.1%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 49.6%
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 49.0%
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« Reply #207 on: August 12, 2018, 01:47:55 pm »

Minnesota isn't filled in on the Senate map.

Because there are two races there- the regular race was called for Klobucher, but the special election is still too close to call.
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« Reply #208 on: August 12, 2018, 01:52:14 pm »

Minnesota isn't filled in on the Senate map.

Because there are two races there- the regular race was called for Klobucher, but the special election is still too close to call.

If the two races split(1 to Dem, 1 to GOP) how would you color code the state because I dont think you can color a state purple on these maps.
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« Reply #209 on: August 12, 2018, 01:55:31 pm »

Minnesota isn't filled in on the Senate map.

Because there are two races there- the regular race was called for Klobucher, but the special election is still too close to call.

If the two races split(1 to Dem, 1 to GOP) how would you color code the state because I dont think you can color a state purple on these maps.

True. I'm planning to colour it red if both Dems win, and Orange if Klobucher and Coleman win.
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« Reply #210 on: August 13, 2018, 02:00:55 pm »
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MIDTERM NIGHT, Part VII


King: ...And in an early call, we're now able to call Nevada's Senate race for the Republican nominee, Governor Brian Sandoval. He was widely expected to beat Democrat Harry Reid, who he easily beat for Governor in 2010 and who was considered a sacrifical lamb for Democrats. Sandoval is considered by many as one of the most moderate Republicans in the country, and it would be interesting to see the dynamics he has with the Obama administration. But it's not all bleak for Democrats- just a few minutes ago we've been able to call New Mexico's Senate race for Martin Heinrich, the incumbent, who beat back Republican Governor Susana Martinez, a latina and two-term Governor who was cosnidered a tough challenge, and Libertarian Aubrey Dunn, Jr. who is the only statewide elected office-holder of the party right now, serving as Public Lands Commissioner, and attained a double-digits showing.

Bash: It's looking like a very hard battle for control of the Senate right now. Both parties have a real chance to be in control by the end of the night, and it's looking like the key races are in Arizona's special election, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, all of which have very close races right now. These, and especially the latter three, are seats the Democrats didn't expect to have such hard races to defend, and are now in danger due to unexpected events like strong Republican recruits, the corruption scandal of New Jersey's Senator Bob Menendez and the tragic death of Bob Casey, Jr. from Pennsylvania. But at the same time, Democrats are looking increasingly likely to hold seats thought lost to them, like in Missouri and in West Virginia. So it all really hangs on these tight races.

King: Meanwhile, the House is looking equally contentious- Republicans aren't making the huge gainst some in the party were predicting, and right now it looks like some of the trends in favour of Democrats in suburbs are holding. We'll see if it remains the same when California's congressional districts start reporting. One curiousity, however, is that Democrats did get two gains tonight- in Kentucky's 6th congressional district, Democrat Jim Gray surprisingly unseated Republican incumbent Andy Barr, and in Florida's 27th congressional district, where Republican Miguel Díaz de la Portilla, who won a 2017 special election to replace Trade Representative Eleana Ros-Lehtinen in an upset, couldn't hold against the district's strong Democratic trend and was defeated by Democratic former Mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine, who briefly ran for Governor earlier this year before dropping down to the House race, which seemed, and indeed was, more winnable. However, they aren't expected to make further gains. Another interesting tidbit is one particular race, in Kansas' 3rd congressional district- we can report that the battle between the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. Sharice Davis, and Republican challenger Milton R. Wolf, a conservative commentator and President Obama's secon cousin once-removed, was just called for Davis, an important victory for Democrats and a historic one at that, as a lesbian Native-American wins reelection in such a conservative state.

Cooper: But right now, it's time to close the polls in a bunch of new states, a key moment tonight which will leave only Alaska with polls still open. In the Senate field, we can already report that Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, will win reelection. The race between Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington and former State Attorney General Rob McKenna is too early to call, but Cantwell is favoured. Meanwhile, California's Senate race, between Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and businessman Tom Steyer, is too close to call, but we can already add that seat to the Democrats, too. As for gubernatorial races, we can report that in California, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will defeat Republican businessman John Cox, winning the seat he craved for years, while in Hawaii, incumbent Democrat David Ige will easily win reelection. The race in Oregon, between Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, and State Representative Knute Buheler, a moderate Republican, is too close to call.

Blitzer: But wait just a moment, because we had just now two consecutive gubernatorial calls, both in favour of Democrats. With California and Hawaii, his puts the President's party on the gubernaotrial map for the first time tonight, which must be a big relief for them- in New Mexico, we can be certain that U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, despite some scandals, defeated her Republican colleague, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, as well as a strong challenge from former Governor Gary Johnson, running as a libertarian, and will give Democrats their first gubernatorial gain of the night. In New York State, meanwhile, we can finally call the race for incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who had a very tough night but in the end, defeated, Republican Chris Gibson and a myriad of strong third party candidates. If Cuomo was planning a fourth term, this definitely doesn't bode well for him, but he survives to remain in the role for four more years. Republicans shouldn't feel too bad about it, though- about ten mintues ago, we were also able to call the race in Nevada, where Senator Joe Heck defeated Democrat Steve Sisolak, retaining the governorship in Republican hands.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Election (42% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)- 53.7%
Fmr. State Sen. Kelly Ward (R)- 45.9%

Arizona Senate Special Election (42% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 50.7%
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.0%

California Senate Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Eric Garcetti (D)- 54.4%
Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer (D)- 45.6%

Hawaii Senate Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Mazie Hirono (D)*- 77.3% ✓
Mr. Jerry Coffee (R)- 18.2%

Florida Senate Election (73% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.8%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.1%

Minnesota Senate Special Election (49% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Norm Coleman (R)- 51.3%
Senator Tina Smith (D)*- 48.3%

Missouri Senate Election (67% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 45.2%
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 43.3%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 11.2%

Montana Senate Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R)- 50.9%
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 47.2%

Nevada Senate Election (23% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Brian Sandoval (R)- 53.1% ✓
Fmr. County Commissioner Rory Reid (D)- 42.7%

New Jersey Senate Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 49.1%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.7%

New Mexico Senate Election (51% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Martin Heinrich (D)*- 48.3% ✓
Governor Susana Martinez (R)- 40.6%
Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (L)- 10.9%

North Dakota Senate Election (50% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R)- 51.0%
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)*- 48.9%

Ohio Senate Election (71% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.8%
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.5%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (63% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 49.2%
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 49.0%

Washington Senate Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Senator Maria Cantwell (D)*- 55.2%
Fmr. State Att. Gen. Rob McKenna (R)- 44.8%

West Virginia Senate Election (67% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 46.9%
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.4%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 6.1%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


California Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)- 64.2% ✓
Businessman John Cox (R)- 35.8%

Colorado Gubernatorial Election (51% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D)- 52.0%
State Treasurer Walker Stapelton (R)- 47.1%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election (68% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.8%
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.1%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (74% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 49.9%
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.3%

Hawaii Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor David Ige (D)*- 69.8% ✓
Fmr. State Sen. John Carroll (R)- 24.8%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (58% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 44.4%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.4%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 11.9%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R)- 48.8%
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 48.5%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election (65% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.0%
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.3%

Maine Gubernatorial Election (64% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 42.1%
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 40.2%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 14.2%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 3.5%

Michigan Gubernatorial Election (66% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 51.7%
State Att. Gen. Bill Schutte (R)- 48.0%

Minnesota Gubernatorial Election (49% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tim Pawlenty (R)- 50.9%
State Rep. Erin Murphy (D)- 47.1%

Nevada Gubernatorial Election (23% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Joe Heck (R)- 52.8% ✓
County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D)*- 42.6%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election (70% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 50.3%
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 49.1%

New Mexico Gubernatorial Election (51% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)- 43.9% ✓
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)- 32.6%
Fmr. Governor Gary Johnson- 23.4%

New York Gubernatorial Election (56% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D\WE\IN)*- 33.1% ✓
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson (R\CON\REF)- 25.4%
Activist Cynthia Nixon (WF)- 17.6%
Fmr. Mayor Stephanie Miner (I\SAM)- 15.2%
Businessman Larry Sharpe (L)- 6.5%
Mr. Howie Hawkins (G)- 2.0%
Mr. Jimmy McMillan (RITDH)- 0.2%

Oregon Gubernatorial Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Kate Brown (D)*- 51.6%
State Rep. Knute Buheler (R)- 46.7%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election (68% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 42.5%
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)*- 35.7%
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (M)- 21.3%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (47% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 50.7%
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 48.6%
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« Reply #211 on: August 16, 2018, 02:51:49 pm »
« Edited: August 17, 2018, 02:43:17 pm by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part VIII


Cooper: ...And another major Senate call right now, following our call of the Washington Senate race for incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell some fifteen minutes ago. We can finally confirm that a Democrat will occupy at least one of Arizona's seats for the first time since 1995, as U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will defeat firebrand conservative former State Senator Kelly Ward. This was a widely-expected pickup for Democrats as Ward, who's very conservative and peddled conspiracy theories, is unpopular amongst moderates and independents, and indeed, Sinema will win by a comfortable margin.

Bash: This is a bright spot Democrats have to be relieved to finally receive tonight, after in the past hour, we've been able to call the Senate race in North Dakota for Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, defeating Democrat Heidi Heitkamp despite an admirable campaign and her best efforts. She was the most pro-gun Democrat in the Senate, but it wasn't enough. And... wait, hold on, another call we can make right now in the Senate, and a very worrying one for Democrats- in Minnesota, incumbent Senator Tina Smith, who was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton after former Senator Al Franken was forced to resign, lost her reelection bid to former Senator Norm Coleman, a fairly moderate Republican who held the seat before being defeated by Franken in 2008. This has to hurt for Democrats- if not for Franken's scandal, they'd still be holding this seat tonight.

Blitzer: And finally, just as we're preparing for the last poll closing tonight, in Alaska, I'm receiving reports that we can call California's Senate race- billionaire, environmentalist hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer was defeated in his bid for the Senate, and Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles, will win the Senate seat by a large margin. Garcetti was rumoured as a possible candidate for President in 2020, but now will likely opt to stay in the Senate for some more years of experience.

Tapper: And as the polls just closed in Alaska, we can say that the gubernatorial race, between former State Senator Mike Dunleavy, the Republican, and Independent incumbent Bill Walker, who also won the Democratic nomination and has a Democratic Lieutenant Governor, is too close to call. Speaking of gubernatorial races, we've been able to call quite a few in the past hour- in Colorado, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a popular figure in the state, defeated Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapelton, a relative of the Bushes, by a strong margin, and in Michigan, Democratic former State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer was elected to the governorship, defeating State Attorney General Bill Schutte. Additionally, Oregon Governor Kate Brown managed to win reelection against her moderate opponent, State Rep. Knute Buheler. With these wins, Democrats retained two governorship and gained one. But it was not all great for Democrats- in Rhode Island, we've managed to call the gubernatorial race for Republican Allan Fung, who will become the state's first Asian American Governor and defeat incumbent Democrat Gina Raimondo, who has very low favourables, and former Governor Lincoln Chafee, who was running on the moderate ticket. This is another gain for Republicans.

Cooper: But hold on just a moment, because we have yet another call to make. In Minnesota, former Governor Tim Pawlenty will complete his comeback successfully, and defeat State Senator Erin Murphy, the Democratic nominee, who was fairly strong in urban areas but performed poorly in the rural ones, and was bogged down by the national environment. Thus, Republicans regain the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Election (63% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)- 54.5% ✓
Fmr. State Sen. Kelly Ward (R)- 45.1%

Arizona Senate Special Election (63% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 50.3%
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.5%

California Senate Election (21% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Mayor Eric Garcetti (D)- 58.2% ✓
Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer (D)- 41.8%

Florida Senate Election (91% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.8%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.4%

Minnesota Senate Special Election (72% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Fmr. Senator Norm Coleman (R)- 52.5% ✓
Senator Tina Smith (D)*- 47.0%

Missouri Senate Election (88% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 45.7%
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 43.6%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 10.4%

Montana Senate Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R)- 51.0%
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 47.0%

New Jersey Senate Election (76% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 49.0%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.9%

North Dakota Senate Election (71% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R)- 52.9% ✓
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)*- 46.5%

Ohio Senate Election (93% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.7%
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.6%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (84% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 50.6%
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 47.7%

Washington Senate Election (27% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Maria Cantwell (D)*- 55.8% ✓
Fmr. State Att. Gen. Rob McKenna (R)- 44.2%

West Virginia Senate Election (86% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 47.2%
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.2%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 5.9%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Alaska Gubernatorial Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bill Walker\Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (I\D)- 51.0%
Fmr. State Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R)- 43.6%
Ms. Cean Stevens- 5.4%

Colorado Gubernatorial Election (75% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D)- 53.7% ✓
State Treasurer Walker Stapelton (R)- 45.5%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election (91% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.6%
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.3%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (92% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 50.0%
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.4%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (77% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 44.3%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.2%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 12.1%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 49.0%
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R)- 48.4%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election (86% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.2%
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.2%

Maine Gubernatorial Election (88% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 42.3%
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 40.1%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 14.2%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 3.4%

Michigan Gubernatorial Election (88% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D)- 52.3% ✓
State Att. Gen. Bill Schutte (R)- 47.5%

Minnesota Gubernatorial Election (72% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Fmr. Governor Tim Pawlenty (R)- 51.4% ✓
State Rep. Erin Murphy (D)- 46.5%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election (92% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 50.7%
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 48.6%

Oregon Gubernatorial Election (25% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Kate Brown (D)*- 54.3% ✓
State Rep. Knute Buheler (R)- 45.1%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election (91% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Mayor Allan Fung (R)- 43.2% ✓
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)*- 35.4%
Fmr. Governor Lincoln Chafee (M)- 20.8%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (68% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 50.7%
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 48.7%
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« Edited: August 17, 2018, 03:26:42 pm by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part VIII


Blitzer: As the final prescints in many close races report, we're getting ready for a barrage of major calls. Soon enough, we should be able to know which party will dominate the next congress and many of the governorships. Already, in the past minutes we've been able to call two Senate races- in Pennsylvania, we have a major upset as Governor Tom Wolf, fairly popular and expected to win this race, will lose to former Governor Tom Ridge, a moderate Republican who will now become the next Senator from Pennsylvania and pick up one seat for Republicans. At the same time, Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri did the impossible and retained the seat for Democrats, defeating State Attorney General Josh Hawley, who ran an undisciplined campaign and was bogged down by Libertarian candidate Austin Petersen, who was the party's Presidential running mate in 2016 and surprisingly came second to Hawley in the Republican Senate primary.

Cooper: There were also several calls in the gubernatorial field. In New Hampshire, we've been able to project that former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will unseat Democratic Governor Colin Van Ostern, a Republican gain and a surprising political comeback for someone who many assumed was finished. But in Maine, Democrats can smile as they achieved a pickup, with progressive activist Betsy Sweet defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who was bogged down by an overly-conservative voting record and the unpopular Governor Paul LePage, who handily lost a Senate race to Senator Angus King earlier tonight. And finally, in a major call, we could project that the ultra-conservative, controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost his gubernatorial bid, defeated by a joint Independent-Democratic ticket of businessman Greg Orman and former State Agriculture Secretary Josh Svaty, who joined forces to rally moderate Republicans and Democrats against Kobach. This is technically not a pickup for any party, but Democrats were definitely hoping for this result.

Bash: Right. And in the House of Representative, we still cannot call it for any party, but we can say that it's going to be close. In the Senate, Democrats seem increasingly optimistic as they already gained one seat and lost four, and can afford to lose three more to keep control of the higher congressional chamber. With leads in Arizona, Florida, New Jersey and West Virginia, it appears like a very hard job for Republicans, but the results are still inconclusive. We still cannot be sure of the political consequences tonight will have, but either way, they'll be major.

Tapper: Hold on just a moment, Dana, because we have another very important call to make. In West Virginia, former Senator Carte Goodwin, a young, liberal Democrat will shockingly be elected to the Senate in deeply conservative West Virginia, after Republicans made a major blunder by nominating Don Blankenship by a narrow plurality. Blankenship, a convicted felon who was accused of causing the deaths of many miners in his company, is deeply unpopular in the state and triggered a write-in campaign by his former primary rival, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins who took a large number of Republican votes. Thus, Goodwin, whose campaign was well-funded and disciplined and who campaigned with figures such as Senator Joe Manchin and former Senator Jay Rockfeller, will be elected to the Senate in a key victory for Democrats.

Blitzer: At the same time, we have an important call to make in the gubernatorial battle. In the strongly liberal state of Connecticut, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, a very moderate Republican, will win the governorship against State Sen. Edward Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, who ran a fairly weak campaign and was hurt by both the national climate and the unpopularity of retiring Governor Dan Malloy, a Democrat. This means that Republicans will hold five of the governorships in New England, with Democrats holding only Maine.

King: Right now, we're following one partiuclar gubernatorial race very closely- in Georgia, former State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, an African American liberal woman, is right now shockingly slightly above the 50% thershold to avoid a runoff. We can already say that Republican nominee Herman Cain, who ran a clumsy and controversial campaign, and was dogged by sexual assault accusations from the past, won't be elected tonight, but whether he can keep Abrams below the 50% and force a runoff which he might very well win remains to be seen. as the last prescints from Georgia report, we'll be able to call the result of this very exciting gubernatorial election.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Special Election (72% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 50.4%
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.3%

Florida Senate Election (98% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.7%
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.5%

Missouri Senate Election (95% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Claire McCaskill (D)*- 45.3% ✓
State Att. Gen. Josh Hawley (R)- 44.1%
Businessman Austin Petersen (L)- 10.2%

Montana Senate Election (58% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R)- 51.6%
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 46.5%

New Jersey Senate Election (87% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 48.9%
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 48.8%

Ohio Senate Election (98% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.8%
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.6%

Pennsylvania Senate Election (94% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Fmr. Governor Tom Ridge (R)- 50.5% ✓
Governor Tom Wolf (D)- 47.9%

West Virginia Senate Election (96% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 46.7% ✓
Businessman Don Blankenship (R)- 45.7%
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (Write-in)- 5.8%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Alaska Gubernatorial Election (22% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bill Walker\Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (I\D)- 50.4%
Fmr. State Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R)- 44.5%
Ms. Cean Stevens- 5.1%

Connecticut Gubernatorial Election (99% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Mayor Erin Stewart (R)- 50.8% ✓
State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (D)- 49.0%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (99% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 50.0%
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.5%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (86% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 44.2%
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.3%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 12.2%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R)- 51.5%
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 46.8%

Kansas Gubernatorial Election (97% Reporting)- INDEPENDENT GAIN
Businessman Greg Orman\Fmr. Sec. of Agriculture Josh Svaty (I\D)- 49.1% ✓
Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)- 47.0%

Maine Gubernatorial Election (96% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Activist Betsy Sweet (D)- 42.8% ✓
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R)- 40.2%
State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I)- 13.8%
Fmr. Mayor John Jenkins (I)- 3.1%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election (99% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Fmr. MA Senator Scott Brown (R)- 50.5% ✓
Governor Colin Van Ostern (D)*- 48.9%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (77% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 50.3%
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 49.1%
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« Reply #213 on: August 17, 2018, 06:11:58 pm »

So the Republicans need to win every single remaining Senate race in order to gain a majority - doesn't look for them there but crazier things have happened. Fingers crossed that Abrams stays above the 50% mark. Shall be intense!
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« Reply #214 on: August 17, 2018, 07:26:04 pm »

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« Reply #215 on: August 17, 2018, 07:44:14 pm »

There got to be a lot of Recounts. Many Races within 0.5 of 1 Percent. Some even 0.2
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« Reply #216 on: August 17, 2018, 08:57:56 pm »

All things considered, this isn't too bad a midterm for the Democats.
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« Reply #217 on: August 18, 2018, 03:14:35 am »
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There got to be a lot of Recounts. Many Races within 0.5 of 1 Percent. Some even 0.2

A few races will indeed be tight, but all things considered, a margin of 0.1 or 0.2 is usually too much for recounts to make any difference. So there might be some, but I can confirm right now that they won't actually change any results. In any case, the close races might yet shift.

All things considered, this isn't too bad a midterm for the Democats.

Yep. It was definitely R-favoured, like in the governorships and in some Senate races like MN, PA and maybe more, but all things considered, it looks like Obama might just have his first not-disastrous midterm. More on that later- after all the results are in there will be a few posts about the political significance of this midterm election. Then, I'll shift attention to my other TL.
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« Reply #218 on: August 19, 2018, 05:59:09 am »
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MIDTERM NIGHT, Part IX


Tapper: Hold everything, we have a very important projection to make right now. In Florida, Senator Bill Nelson overcame a large hurdle and very narrowly defeated former Senator Marco Rubio, who burned through Governor Rick Scott in the Republican primary in an attempt to make a comeback to the Senate, but will now be stopped by the incumbent Democrat, who's popular in the state. This definitely harms any future Presidential ambitions Rubio might have, after three consecutive losses in a Preisdential primary and two Senate races. Most experts agree that this victory can be attributed mainly to Senator Nelson's popularity in the state, Rubio's weak campaign and debate performances and the bitter divisions created by the primary between him and Governor Scott, after which the Governor gave a very lukewarm and cold endorsement of the former Senator, who hen ever liked. This countered the national environment and a lackluster campaign by Nelson.

Blitzer: And that means that there is a major call we can make- the Democratic Party will remain in control of the Senate. Even if Republicans win in all the outstanding races, Democrats will still have 50 seats which, with Vice President Baldwin's tie-breaking vote, gives them a majority. At the same time, there is another call we can make- in Montana, Republicans get a bright spot, as U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has unseated the incumbent Democrat, Senator Jon Tester.  It's the third conservative-state Democrat we see unseated this year.

Bash: So right now, we're watching three remaining Senate races- in Arizona's special election for the ill John McCain's seat, with over 80% prescints reporting, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, a young, hispanic veteran from the Democratic Party, is leading U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, a former fighting jet pilot who was forced to tack right in the primary to defeat a challenge from former Sherriff Joe Arpaio, an immigration hardliner, and is now haunted by it. Arizona is a state trending left, but if Gallego wins it'll be a shocking turning of tables- the state will go from being represented by two Republicans, right now Senators Joe Flake and Cindy McCain, to two Democrats. Another race is in New Jersey, where Democrat Bob Menendez, dogged by a corruption scandal, is under the threat of losing to moderate State Senator Thomas Kean Jr., son of the former Senator of the same name, in this Democratic-leaning state. And lastly, the race in Ohio is shaping up to be the closest this year- Governor John Kasich, a Republican, has the narrowest of leads over incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown right now, with over 99% of the prescints reporting. We should be able to make a projection soon, but this might be going to a recount.

Cooper: Wait a moment, we have a key call to make right now. In Georgia, where we've been watching the final results slowly trickle in, we can now confidently call the election for Democrat Stacey Abrams- a historic victory, as she becomes the first black woman to win a Governorship, and in the conservative, southern Georgia at that. The liberal Abrams was defintely helped by the countless controveries coming from Republican Herman Cain, but you have to give her a congratulations for a very strong campaign with a disciplined message and a great ground game.

Blitzer: And speaking of gubernatorial races, this is good news for Democrats after we were previously able to call two new races for Republican candidates- in Iowa, after a scare given to her by progressive union leader Cathy Glasson, Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds will win reelection. In any case, the very strong showing will definitely mean that Glasson's political career is off to a good start, with a possible run for the House in the cards in 2020 if U.S. Rep. Dave Loesback, a Democrat, decides to retire, or even a run for the Senate against Republican incumbent Joni Ernest in 2020. Additionally, we were able to call the election in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, will surprisingly win reelection. After a badly-ran campaign and being left for dead, Rauner managed to use the national climate, the numerous controversies and corruption accusations against Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker, and the strong left-wing campaign of attorney Rich Whitney under the Green Party banner, Rauner succeeded and will win another term in office.

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Special Election (81% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 50.7%
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 49.1%

Florida Senate Election (99% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Bill Nelson (D)*- 49.9% ✓
Fmr. Senator Marco Rubio (R)- 49.3%

Montana Senate Election (68% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R)- 52.8% ✓
Senator Jon Tester (D)*- 45.6%

New Jersey Senate Election (93% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 49.0%
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 48.7%

Ohio Senate Election (99% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.7%
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.6%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Alaska Gubernatorial Election (43% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Bill Walker\Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (I\D)- 49.7%
Fmr. State Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R)- 45.0%
Ms. Cean Stevens- 5.3%

Georgia Gubernatorial Election (100% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)- 50.1% ✓
Businessman Herman Cain (R)- 49.3%

Illinois Gubernatorial Election (95% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Governor Bruce Rauner (R)*- 44.4% ✓
Businessman J.B. Pritzker (D)- 43.2%
Attorney Rich Whitney (G)- 12.1%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election (70% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R)- 51.4% ✓
Union Leader Cathy Glasson (D)- 47.3%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (89% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 50.5%
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 49.0%
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« Reply #219 on: August 19, 2018, 08:01:24 am »
« Edited: August 20, 2018, 10:53:49 am by Parrotguy »

MIDTERM NIGHT, Part X


Blitzer: And we can make a big call right now- Democrats will hold the House of Representatives. With their victory in the Senate, it means that President Obama will be able to keep governing with a Democratic-controlled congress, a Democratic trifecta. It was a hard battle in the House, and the end results is likely to have a close chamber- right now, we're projecting 220 seats for the Democrats, 210 seats for Republicans, and 5 seats still too close to call. This means Republicans have gained nine seats so far, while Democrats gained three, making it a net gain of six for the GOP, but three of the outstanding races are right now leaning towards them and one is a pure tossup, while the last leans Democratic. We'll see what happens.

Cooper: Indeed, but there's no time to analyze this, because there's another major call we can make right now- in Ohio's tight Senate race, Governor John Kasich will gain the seat for Republicans, defeating popular incumbent Sherrod Brown. This is a very close call, and Brown can ask for a recount, but we're comfortable projecting that Kasich will win with almost all prescints in. It's a difference of a few thousand votes, which makes it hard for a recount to overturn. And... hold on, I'm getting reports that we can also call the special Senate race in Arizona- despite losing Brown, Democrats can smile because U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego will win the seat for them, joining his colleague U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to, starting from January, make the first pair of Democratic Senators from Arizona since 1953. This leaves only the Senate race in New Jersey to be determined.

Tapper: And yet another call we can make right now, this time in the gubernatorial races- independent Alaska Governor Bill Walker will be reelected, defeating Republican State Senator Mike Dunleavy. The consolidation of the Democratic and moderate vote around Walker like in 2014, as well as Dunleavy's fairly weak campaign and the strong Libertarian run by Ms. Cean Stevens, a small business owner, proved to be enough to propel Walker over weak approval ratings and the national environment.

King: You know, over all, this isn't looking like a very bad midterm for Democrats- the national House vote, for example, is very close, with only the narrowest of Republican leads overall. Looking at many of these results in the House, Senate and to a smaller extent the gubernatorial races, many of the 2016 trends remained steadfast- Democrats overpeformed in the suburbs, except when facing moderate Republicans strong in these areas, and minority and female turnout were very high, showing that President Obama signing many progressive bills managed to keep the base enthusiastic.

Bash: President Obama will probably go to sleep this morning feeling satisfied. But before that, we have our last Senate call to make- in New Jersey, Senator Bob Menendez will lose reelection, leading to the victory of Thomas Kean Jr., yet another moderate Republican Senator. The corruption allegations, as well as a weak, overconfident campaign seemed to be Menendez's undoing. The consequences of so many moderates elected tonight still remain to be seen, but the dynamics in congress in the next two years will be interesting.

Cooper: And now, finally, we have our last call for tonight- a major upset in Wisconsin's gubernatorial race, as U.S. Rep. Ron Kind will unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker, a controversial figure strongly disliked by Democrats for his anti-union policies. Walker was dragged down by low approval ratings and the strong campaign ran by Kind, who had high and positive name recognition from his close loss at the 2017 special Senate election, and was joined by figures such as Senator Russ Feingold and Vice President Tammy Baldwin on the campaign trail. This is a particularly sweet victory for many Democrats, and a good way for them to close this overall mixed night for them. And this is it for our midterm election night coverage. Thank you all for tuning in!

2018 U.S. Senate Election Map


Arizona Senate Special Election (92% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)- 51.2% ✓
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R)- 48.6%

New Jersey Senate Election (97% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 49.4% ✓
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 47.9%

Ohio Senate Election (100% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
Governor John Kasich (R)- 49.8% ✓
Senator Sherrod Brown (D)*- 49.6%

2018 U.S. Gubernatorial Elections Map


Alaska Gubernatorial Election (67% Reporting)- INDEPENDENT HOLD
Governor Bill Walker\Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (I\D)- 50.2% ✓
Fmr. State Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R)- 44.7%
Ms. Cean Stevens- 5.1%

Wicsonsin Gubernatorial Election (98% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D)- 51.0% ✓
Governor Scott Walker (R)*- 48.6%
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« Reply #220 on: August 19, 2018, 08:50:11 am »

So 2018 in this timeline is like 1998 IRL?
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« Reply #221 on: August 19, 2018, 09:08:31 am »


Well, not really. Republicans still had a net gain of five Senate seats, which is quite a lot, and they did very well in governoships considering they were defending so many. So I'd say it's a Republican midterm, but not a wave.
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« Reply #222 on: August 19, 2018, 09:20:09 am »

What's the House
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« Reply #223 on: August 19, 2018, 06:21:44 pm »

What a horrible result for the governors
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« Reply #224 on: August 19, 2018, 09:13:07 pm »

New Jersey Senate Election (97% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R)- 49.4% ✓
Senator Bob Menendez (D)*- 47.9%
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