FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part One)

Welcome to part one of FDL  midterm election night liveblog. For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night will go look here.

During this live blog polls will be closing 6 pm in parts of IN and KY. At 7pm in FL, GA, SC, VA, VT and at 7:30 in NC, OH, WV

6:00 pm – Polls are not closed in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. Let the election night coverage begin! Of course don’t expect much in the way for results for at least half an hour.

6:20 pm – Based on exit polling data (note not completely reliable) Ed Kilgore sees evidence of a bad night for Democrats but not the incredible massive loses Gallup’s generic ballot polling would imply.

6:38 pm – AP calls the first races of the night IN-06 for Mike Pence (R) and IN-05 Dan Burton (R). No surprise there.

6:42 pm – You can find raw leaked exit polling here. Remember take with very healthy grain of salt. Has Mark Kirk (R) winning IL, NV even, Michael Bennet (D) narrowing in CO, Joe Manchin (D) winning WV, and Patty Murray (D) winning WA.

7:00 pm – Polls are not fully closed in IN, KY, GA, SC, VA, and VT

7:01 pm – Rand Paul (R) called the winner of the Senate race in Kentucky and Dan Coats (R) in Indiana.

7:10 pm – With 18% reporting Ben Chandler (D) is holding his own in KY-03 with 55.6% of the vote Andy Barr 44.4%. This is one of my top early seats to watch.

7:25 pm – Not looking good for Baron Hill (D) in IN-09 with 11% reporting. losing 41.2 – Todd Young 53.9.

7:30 pm – Polls now closed in NC, OH and WV. Rob Portman (R) has been declared the winner in Ohio Senate race. No big surprise.

7:40 pm – Bad sign for Dems. With 11% reporting in IN-02 Joe Donnelly (D) 38.3 – Jackie Walorski 55.9.

7:50 pm – KY-06 has been called for John Yarmuth. He was expect to win but it shows that the GOP tide will be high but not greatest swing in history high.

8:00 pm – FDL liveblog part two.

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