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More Progressive House Pickups Looking Good


New Hampshire results are coming in now. And both seats may go blue. NH-01, with 40% of precincts counted has Carol Shea-Porter ahead with 51%. And although NH-02 only has 21% of the precincts counted, Hodes is beating Bass 57-42%; still early.  Neither candidate is Rahmish and both are progressive and grassroots.

In Virginia it is still a see-saw race between Webb and Macacawitz. It looks like all incumbents are being returned although in VA-02, with 57% of precincts counted, Kellam and Drake are separated by less than 2,000 votes. Right now she's ahead 51-49%.

In Florida it looks like Harris has broken through the 30s and will wind up with 40% of the vote. With about a third of the vote counted statewide Florida is electing recently-outed Republican gay closet case Charlie Crist as governor. What a liberal place!!! Or is it clueless? Only 9% of the votes in FL-22 have been counted and Klein is ahead of Shaw 51-47%. See-saw battle in FL-16 with Foley-Negron barely ahead of Republican-"turned"-Dem Tim Mahoney, 49-48%. And Rahm's puppet in FL-13, Christine Jennings is losing to far right extremist Vern Buchanan, 53-47% with about half the votes counted.

In Georgia it looks like both right-wing Democratic incumbents, John Barrow (GA-12) and Jim Marshall (GA-08) are in serious trouble, more so Barrow.

Illinois is just starting to count votes but Bean is ahead in IL-08 and Kirk is ahead in IL-10 .

With over half the votes counted in Indiana it looks like Ellsworth will be soon joined by Donnelly and Hill as fascist slayers.

96% of precincts in in KY-03 and Yarmuth has increased his lead over Northup. HUGE victory for the good guys. Lucas and Weaver are still within range but its now an uphill battle for both.

In New Jersey Menendez routed Junior Kean.

Ohio is off to a great start with Brown kicking DeWine's ass and Strickland beating Blackwell by a mile.

In Pennsylvania, Santorum has been unceremoniously kicked out of office– looks like a landslide. Early results in the congressional races show Lois Murphy beating Gerlach Patrick Murphy beating Fitzpatrick, and Carney slaughtering The Choker. Rendell of course, is swamping Swann.

Corker is beating Ford in Tennessee but only 19% of the precincts are in.

And, the networks are calling it for Lieberman, although the official tally shows Ned beating him by 3% so far with 8% of precincts reporting. Early results in the Connecticut House races show Courtney, and Murphy beating the Repugs but Farrell still struggling to catch Shays (with 3% of the vote counted).

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Howie Klein

Howie Klein

Howie Klein spent much of his life wandering around the world living in places like Afghanistan, Nepal, Holland and Morocco. He moved backed to America when Richard Nixon resigned and promptly helped start the first punk rock radio show in the country and then a DIY punk rock record label. His adventures in the music business ended a couple of years ago when he retired as president of Reprise Records. He began blogging almost immediately, starting Down With Tyranny. Jane taught him html while he held one of her dogs at a party. He is a raw foodist, lives in L.A., swims and hikes every day, thinks Howard Dean could be a president as great as FDR and will never be completely happy until Bush and Cheney are behind bars.