The biggest surprise to me was Christie in New Jersey. After Menendez beat Kean, I assumed the state was hopeless, but perhaps even the residents of a brothel notice when it catches fire.
As for NY-23, is it really true that no one except Charles Schumer called Dede Scozzafava after she pulled out? It recalls the words of Martin Van Buren, not a great man, but certainly a very shrewd one: “There is such a thing in politics as killing a man too dead.” Observe the rituals, obey the forms, however hollow. Maybe Schumer would have gotten a busy signal.