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Election 02 Flash Rock On!!
FOX just gave Missouri to Talent!
Election 02 Flash The Best They Can Do
The New York Times on the election: ” Our best hope, as this strange and messy year of decisions ends, is that the people who have won will always remember the large number of hands that were waving on the other side.” No doubt they would have said the same thing after a clear Democratic victory.
A loyal Corner reader:
I just plunked in my $50
And for the first time all evening, Thune has pulled ahead of Johnson.
Election 02 Flash Another Bite At The Apple?
Unlike when Bush was governor, the Republican landslide carried all the way down the ballot. Republicans added three seats in the Senate and look like they gained at least 15 seats in the House. Republicans now have a 19-12 edge in the Senate and at least an 87-63 edge in the House. With a Republican lieutenant governor and a Republican speaker, the possibility now opens that Texas will visit congressional redistricting next year. (The Legislature never attempted to craft a bill in 2001, meaning that they can do so next year.) If the R’s can cobble a coalition to pick up two D votes in the Senate, they can pass a modified version of Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s redistricting bill, which would bolster the Republican congressional majority by four to six seats.
Election 02 Flash Ct Signs
Both of the congressmen targeted by the Democrats as possible pick-ups in Connecticut– Nancy Johnson and Rob Simmons– had fairly easy nights. Simmons, a former CIA operative, is an up-and-coming congressman on national-security issues. Johnson, one of the House’s war-horses, was pitted in a new Democrat-leaning district with another incumbent member. Their seats should now be secure in future races.
Election 02 Flash Go, Begala, Go!
Keep defending Terry McAuliffe! Make him DNC chairman-for-life!
Election 02 Flash Hillary Wins
Tucker Carlson just said that after tonight, Hillary Clinton is the only Democratic national figure of any stature left. He says she’s a winner tonight.
How to Celebrate
A reader, not me: “I’m guessing a lot of the Cornerites still up are, like me, in a pretty good mood. I was feeling expansive enough to make a contribution to NRO an hour and a half ago, but it’s been that long since you’ve had the link on top. Maybe it’s time you should post it again!”
Election 02 Flash Note Now
Ari: “No matter how it ends up tonight, history has been made. “
It will be spun differently by others, no matter how it ends up.
Election 02 Flash President Bush...
…and Mrs. Bush were “beaming with pride” watching Jeb’s speech, Ari says.
Election 02 Flash You Don’t...
…hear press secretaries this chipper at 1 in the morning this often.
Election 02 Flash Ari Says…
At a wee-hours press conference just now: “President Bush and the Republican party tonight have made history…By all accounts the night is going very well.” (Republican party gains seats in the House in the president’s first middterm election, maybe even in the Senate.)
Election 02 Flash Libertarians
There’s a chance they could cost Republicans the Wisconsin governorship. The Ls are running Ed Thompson, the former governor’s brother–I wonder if some voters are confused. . . . If there are any other races that the Libertarians cost the Republicans, I’m sure John Miller will inform us pretty soon.
Election 02 Flash The Intra-Incumbent Races
Republicans went 3 for 4 in races where two House incumbents of different parties were thrown together. Not to be a broken record, but the one Republican who lost signed a pledge to oppose private accounts for Social Security.
Election 02 Flash Simon Update
Before people get too excited about Simon’s appearing to be up, note that only 6 percent of San Francisco County is in and Simon’s losing it by almost 50 points.
Election 02 Flash Well...
…not tomorrow, unfortunately. Lame-duck h*ll first…
Election 02 Flash All Over
CNN’s Jonathan Karl quoting a “top Democratic operative very close to Daschle” saying that it’s all over, Daschle will be the minority leader tomorrow!
Election 02 Flash Go, Simon! Go, Simon!
Juan Williams: “If Bill Simon really does win in California, a lot of those Hollywood liberals really will leave the country this time.”