FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Three): Dems Lost House

Welcome to part three of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one and part two). 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.

The major networks have projected that Democrats will lose control of the House but the picture looks slightly better for them in the Senate, which Democrats are likely to keep control of.

9:35 pm – Barney Frank (D) will keep his seat with no trouble.

9:37 pm – In Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry won another term. This is a case of a good Democratic challenger running in just the wrong cycle.

9:47 pm – Roy Blunt (R) wins MO Sen race by a wide margin.

9:48 pm – NC-11 Democrat Heath Shuler will keep his seat.

9:51 pm – TX-17 Long term incumbent Chet Edwards (D)  lost badly to Bill Flores. This is not a year to be a Democrat in a red district. This election is definitely seeming to push us towards more party line voting.

9:58 pm – In MA Gov Deval Patrick (D) will get another term.

10:00 pm – Polls now closed in AZ, ID, MT, NV, UT

10:06 pm – A possible surprise upset in the marking? In PA Sen race with 64% reporting it is Joe Sestak (D) 52.2 – Pat Toomey 47.8.

10:09 pm – SD medical marijuana ballot measure lose by a wide margin as expect by recent polling.

10:23 pm – Rhodes Island will not change its official name. It remains “Rhode Island and Providence Plantation.”

10:33 pm – Democrat John Hickenlooper wins the CO Gov race and it is possible that Dan Maes (R) might not get 10% costing the Republican party major party status.

10:35 pm – In PA-08 Patrick Murphy (D) loses to Michael Fitzpatrick.

10:40 pm – Sad but expected news. Russ Feingold (D) has lost the WI Sen race to Ron Johnson.

10:47 pm – It seems things in the House have been steadily getting worse for Democrats

10:48 pm – In PA-01 incumbent Dem. Chris Carney falls to GOP Tom Marino.

10:55 pm – Looking at how well the GOP is doing in the House and so poorly in the Senate makes me think Republicans should really shake up the NRSC.

10:58 pm – OH-16 John Boccieri (D) lost badly to Jim Renacci (R).

11:00 pm – Polls are now closed in ID, CA, OR, WA

11: 06 pm – IL-14 Democrat Bill Foster has lost to Randy Hultgren

11:12 pm – FDL election liveblog part four

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