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House Races and Blue America Victories

Ballots are still being tabulated but I want to go through the House races and compare the wins and losses with the DWT predictions from Monday night.

First though, I’d like to mention that I just spoke with Carol-Shea-Porter, the one Blue America incumbent that had a tough fight. She won it handily and I just got off the phone with her. "You can talk about working men and women in this country," she told me, "and you can talk about a progressive agenda and universal healthcare and… you can win! And you can run a campaign and not go negative. I’m very proud of that and of the way my staff conducted themselves. And to know that we now have a president who knows us and who can lead! The spell is broken!"

AL-02: Bobby Bright- 50%
AL-05: Parker Griffith- 52%
AL-03: Josh Segall– 47%

AK-AL: Ethan Berkowitz- 44%

AZ-01: Ann Kirkpatrick- 56%
AZ-03: Bob Lord– 42%

CA-04: Charlie Brown*- too close to call
CA-03: Bill Durston– 44%
CA-26: Russ Warner*– 40%
CA-45: Julie Bornstein– 44%
CA-46: Debbie Cook*– 43%
CA-50: Nick Leibham– 46%

CO-04: Betsy Markey- 55%

CT-04: Jim Himes*- 51%

FL-08: Alan Grayson*- 52%
FL-24: Suzanne Kosmas- 57%
FL-25: Joe Garcia*- 47%
FL-12: Doug Tudor– 41%
FL-13: Christine Jennings– 38%
FL-18: Annette Taddeo*– 42%
FL-21: Raul Martinez– 42%

ID-01: Walt Minnick- 51%

IL-10: Dan Seals- 45%
IL-11: Debbie Halvorson- 58%
IL-06: Jill Morgenthaler– 42%

IN-03: Michael Montagano– 40%
IN-06: Barry Welsh*– 32%

IA-04: Becky Greenwald- 39%
IA-05: Rob Hubler– 37%

KY-02: David Boswell- 47%

LA-04: Paul Carmouche- run-off

MD-01: Frank Kratovil- 49% (recount)

MI-07: Mark Schauer*- 49% (a win)
MI-09: Gary Peters*- 52%
MI-08: Robert Alexander– 40%

MN-03: Ashwin Madia- 41%
MN-06: Elwyn Tinklenberg- 44%
MN-02: Steve Sarvi– 43%

MO-09: Judy Baker- 47%
MO-06: Kay Barnes– 37%

NE-02: Jim Esch– 48%

NV-03: Dina Titus- 48% (a win)
NV-02: Jill Derby– 41%

NJ-03: John Adler- too close to call
NJ-07: Linda Stender- 41%
NJ-05: Dennis Shulman*– 42%

NM-01: Martin Heinrich*- 55%
NM-02: Harry Teague- 55%
NM-03: Ben Ray Lujan- 56%

NY-13: Michael McMahon- 61%
NY-25: Dan Maffei*- 55%
NY-29: Eric Massa*- 51%
NY-26: Alice Kryzan– 40%

NC-08: Larry Kissell*- 55%

OH-01: Steve Dreihaus- 52%
OH-02: Victoria Wulsin* – recount
OH-15: Mary Jo Kilroy- 43%
OH-16: John Boccieri- 54%
OH-03: Jane Mitakides– 40%
OH-07: Sharen Neuhardt– 42%

PA-03: Kathy Dahlkemper– 52%
PA-15: Sam Bennett*– 41%
PA-18: Steve O’Donnell– 36%

SC-01: Linda Ketner– 47%

TX-07: Michael Skelly– 42%
TX-10: Larry Joe Doherty*– 43%

VA-05: Tom Perriello*- 50% (a win)
VA-11: Gerald Connolly- 53%
VA-02: Glenn Nye– 52%
VA-10: Judy Feder*– 38%

WA-08: Darcy Burner*- too close to call

WY-AL: Gary Trauner– 43%

The only Democratic incumbents to lose were really bad ones, reactionaries who vote with the GOP and deserved to lose. Their losses should be celebrated and should serve as a warning to other Democrats who forget that Democrats are supposed to helping working families, not serve the special interests.The losers:

Tim Mahoney (FL-16)- 40%
Don Cazayoux (LA-06)- 40%
Nick Lampson (TX-22)- 45%

[UPDATE: Nancy Boyda, a decent moderate from Kansas’ second district lost her seat to state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, not a radical extremist but a mainstream conservative, for no apparent reason other than all that stuff Thomas Frank wrote about.]

Names in italics were longshots and names with stars are Blue America candidates.

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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.