From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Kilroy Refuses to Concede

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Hope for?my district: Kilroy is only down 3600 votes- with 16000 left to count…

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Kilroy: Pryce ‘Definitely Jumped The Gun’

NBC 4
6:20 p.m. EST November 8, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Democratic congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy said Wednesday that she would not concede her race with Republican incumbent Rep. Deborah Pryce until all votes were counted.

Kilroy said she was trailing Pryce by 3,600 votes when she addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon.

Pryce, the fourth-ranking Republican leader in the House, predicted she would hold her lead after all 15th District ballots were counted.

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Rain hurts Democrats the most…

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THIS is a good story about Ohio’s recent elections that includes some funny quotes from Blackwell staffer Alex Tornero who, half-way through a rainy election day, with his candidate 20 points down in the polls, can still say, with a smile on his face:

“Rain hurts Democrats the most, Conservatives are always stronger on the moral obligation of voting.”

Funny stuff indeed.

Oh- and just to clarify: the story calls Tornero a “volunteer”- but he was actually a paid Blackwell staffer- making over $17K this year.

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Blog upgrades

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We are doing some post-election upgrades (already gearing up for 2008!) and the first three are already online. You now have the ability to email an entry to anyone you like (click on the little envelope icon). You can also get a printable version of the entry (print icon). Finally, you can now rate each entry, and we’ll be adding a way to find the highest rated posts, should this feature be popular.

Some other upgrades are still in the works!

BTW, I neglected to mention it earlier, but we’ve got new prettified URLs now, too.

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Senate to the Dems

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With Tester officially winning MT, the entire Senate hangs on the result of ‘Macaca’ Allen v. Webb in VA.

And while Webb is in front by the slimmest of margins, he is in front. I’m confident that he’ll end up victorious, which delivers a 1 seat (51-49) edge to the Democrats in the Senate.

Maybe now we can set about the process of getting the ship pointed in the right direction.

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Rumsfeld to resign

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In the inbox:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.

Officials said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA under the first President Bush, would replace Rumsfeld. NBC News? Tim Russert confirmed Rumsfeld?s resignation and the replacement pick.

The development occurred one day after midterm elections that cost Republicans control of the House, and possibly the Senate, as well. Surveys of voters at polling places said opposition to the war was a significant contributor to the Democratic victory.

President Bush was expected […]

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Morning aftermath, part deux

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The oh-so-excellent Ohio2006 summarized the Ohio House and Ohio Senate results.

Summary: Democrats gained one seat in the Senate, and at least 6 in the House. That still leaves Democrats with just 1/3 of of the Senate, and 45% of the House. Not as terrible as it appeared at first glance last night, but I was only monitoring a few races I was interested in.

Lots of work still to do if we want to return America to the progressive consensus we once had.

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Morning aftermath

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I’m still sorting thru the mess this morning, but here is what we know:

It looks like OH18 will be the [i]only[/i] House seat to flip in Ohio, despite the nearly 30 seat landslide nationwide. Chabot won reelection in OH01, Mean Jean looks pretty likely to hold on in OH02, and it looks like Pryce did just enough to hold on to OH15.

The majority in the Senate rests on two races – MT (where Tester is leading the GOP incumbent by a slim margin), and VA (where Webb is leading Allen by an even slimmer margin). If both of […]

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