guest posted by konagod…

[Pam: NBC (12:36): George Allen is on CNN; hasn’t conceded (he’s at 49%, Webb 50%); waiting on absentee ballot count tomorrow. ]

[Pam: NBC (11:00): DEMS TAKE THE HOUSE!!! Prepare for Speaker Pelosi!]

[Amendment update from Pam (10:45): All the measures in the South have passed (TN, VA, SC]. It’s not looking good in WI, CO, SD. Arizona is the surprise, it’s losing 57-43.]

9:52: CNN projects Democratic win in Rhode Island, beating incumbent Lincoln Chafee, giving the Democrats three of the six pickups they need to take control of the Senate.

Sherrod Brown has been projected to defeat Mike DeWine in Ohio in a significant senate race. Per CNN, this is one of six seats needed to regain the senate.

Bob Casey, needless to say, but pleasurable nonetheless, has been projected the winner over Rick Santorum.

Pam’s editorial comment:

Buh-bye, Man-On-Dog. (9 PM, AP)

Pam: You MUST read the NGLTF release on Santorum’s defeat.

We are thrilled, ecstatic and overjoyed that Rick Santorum has been thrashed at the polls. His extreme and gratuitous homophobia will no longer pollute the Senate. Good riddance.” — Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc.

2 new seats. This is a good start. DeWine hasn’t conceded yet but the atmosphere in his camp is muted.

Take a deep breath.

The pain in the pro-Santorum camp is laughable. J.C. Watts said “we’ve lost a real champion in Rick Santorum.”

William Bennett added “but he’s not finished; his political life is not over. You will see a movement to draft Rick Santorum to run… for president of the United States.”

J.C. Watts continued… “Rick Santorum is the type of guy I could hang my hat on.”
Right. This one must have hurt.

Update: Sheldon Whitehouse (D) has been projected to defeat Lincoln Chafee (R) in Rhode Island.

That makes 3 gains in the senate. Ken Mehlman doesn’t look too happy right now!

VA Delegate Adam Ebbin released a statement on the passage of that state’s amendment.