Hmm. Last night, Sharron Angle won 70,420 votes. Harry Reid won 87,374. That’s a smaller margin than I would have expected. Yes, the GOP Senate primary was a lot more competitive than the Democratic one, and the same was true in the gubernatorial primary, where another little-known Nevada Democrat challenged Rory Reid and won 14 percent. But there was a competitive Democratic primary in the 2nd congressional district, and as I’ve noted earlier, Harry Reid has spent $10 million so far. You would think Nevada Democrats might be inclined to come out and give him a vote of confidence.
Another factor that’s a bit surprising: 25 percent of Nevada Democrats who showed up wanted a Senate nominee that wasn’t Harry Reid.