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Late Election Updates: Bennet Wins CO Sen, Murray Up in WA; Hanabusa Gives Dems Rare House Win

The Denver Post has called the Colorado Senate race for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Bennet narrowly beat Republican Ken Buck, ensuring that Democrats keep at least 52 seats in the Senate.

The Washington State senate race between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi still remains too close to call. With 65 percent of precincts reporting, Murray holds a 14,000-vote lead, and given the nature of the outstanding ballots, the most likely result is that Murray will narrowly win.

Late last night, Democratic old bull Jim Oberstar was defeated in MN-08 by Chip Cravaack. Surprisingly, the extremely flawed GOP nominee Raul Labrador managed to ride the wave and beat incumbent Walt Minnick in ID-01. One rare piece of good news for Democrats in the House is that Colleen Hanabusa’s beat incumbent Republican Charles Djou in HI-02. Djou only won the seat in a special election earlier this year because weird rules allowed two Democrats to appear on the ballot, resulting in a split vote.

There are currently five governors’ races (OR, CT, ME, IL, MN) that are still too close to call. In Florida, Democrat Alex Sink conceded to Rick Scott, and in the Vermont governor’s race, Republican Brian Dubie has conceded to Democrat Peter Shumlin.

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Late Election Updates: Bennet Wins CO Sen, Murray Up in WA; Hanabusa Gives Dems Rare House Win

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The Denver Post has called the Colorado Senate race for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Bennet narrowly beat Republican Ken Buck, ensuring that Democrats keep at least 52 seats in the Senate.

The Washington State senate race between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi still remains too close to call. With 65 percent of precincts reporting, Murray holds a 14,000-vote lead, and given the nature of the outstanding ballots, the most likely result is that Murray will narrowly win.

Late last night, Democratic old bull Jim Oberstar was defeated in MN-08 by Chip Cravaack. Surprisingly, the extremely flawed GOP nominee Raul Labrador managed to ride the wave and beat incumbent Walt Minnick in ID-01. One rare piece of good news for Democrats in the House is that Colleen Hanabusa’s beat incumbent Republican Charles Djou in HI-02. Djou only won the seat in a special election earlier this year because weird rules allowed two Democrats to appear on the ballot, resulting in a split vote.

There are currently five governors’ races (OR, CT, ME, IL, MN) that are still too close to call. In Florida, Democrat Alex Sink conceded to Rick Scott, and in the Vermont governor’s race, Republican Brian Dubie has conceded to Democrat Peter Shumlin.

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Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (http://jwalkerreport.blogspot.com/).

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