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12:59: Two more radio interviews before I can go to sleep - I guess Colorado will have to wait for tomorrow.
: Congress 2010 will have about 10 less Jewish legislators. Some races still to be decided.11:39
: Reid stays, no majority leader Schumer.11:36
: In IL-10 - very much a Jewish district - the
Republican Dold defeated Democrat Seals (my interview with Seals from
three days ago is here
: And Kirk
is the new Obama.11:22
: Networks projecting PA will be Republican. Sestak loses, Toomey wins.
: Disappointingly, exit polls do not tell us
how the Jews of Illinois have voted.11:07
: In case you were worried, dressing in Nazi uniform doesn't get you into Congress. Lott is out.10:24
: But many Jewish legislators will go back to
Washington (House): Ackerman, Berkley, Berman, Eric Cantor (the sole
Republican), Cohen (D-Tenn.), Davis, Deutch, Engel, Filner, Frank,
Harman, Steve Israel, Sander Levin, Lowey, Nadler, Polis, Rothman,
Schakowsky, Schwartz, Schiff, Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Waxman,
Weiner. We mentioned Yarmuth earlier. 10:19
: Altschuler, hoping to be the second Jewish Republican in the House, is trailing
: Another Jewish Dem on the way out: Steve Kagen (Wis)10:11
: PA Senate - Toomey now has the edge
: It is now official: CNN says Feingold is down.9:11
: From 538
: Joe Sestak's numbers in Pennsylvania
look somewhat more robust. He's holding his own in the western portion
of the state, the Philadelphia suburbs, and performing well in the
industrial areas in the eastern portion of the state. He has accumulated
a 100,000-vote advantage so far in Philadelphia. This race ought to
: Connecticut now has 2 Jewish Senators. But Wisconsin might have just one.8:05
: CNN poll: Feingold vs. Johnson much closer than expected - 51%-49%.8:00:
It is pretty safe to predict that Joel Pollak will be losing
in the Jew vs. Jew IL-9 race (my report on this race is here
: Richard Blumenthal, Jewish, Connecticut, Senate, beats Linda McMahon. 7:16
: Alan Grayson
is probably on the way out. At this hour - he has only 37%. John Yarmuth, also Jewish (KY-3), also Democrat, survives.7:03
: CNN poll: Toomey leading Sestak (PA Senate) 51% to 49%. This is one race in which Israel had played the most visible role.5:48
: Indiana 2nd can be followed here
: "Regardless of who wins the US legislative elections, American-led peace efforts in the Middle East will continue, US State Department spokesperson Philip Crowley said Tuesday" - story is here. "So
this is a significant national interest and I would not expect any
electoral results to have an impact on that", Crowly had said. What else
would one expect him to say?5:35
: Exit polls: 40% of voters want to send Obama a message.5:26
: JTA has
the Jewish list of possible losers for this evening:
Lawmakers under threat Tuesday in a midterm election cycle that has
seen a conservative/Republican resurgence include U.S. Sen. Russ
Feingold (D-Wis.) and Reps. Ron Klein (D-Fla.), Gabrielle Giffords
(D-Ariz), Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), John Adler (D-N.J.) and Steve Kagen
Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) appears set to lose his bid to win
New Hampshire's open U.S. Senate seat, as does Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher
, a Democrat.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) looks like she has beaten back a challenge from Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard.
Some of these names are on my previously posted "5 Jewish races to watch
: The Fix and others all asserting
that IN-2 will be an indicative race and are awaiting first results from Indiana where polls close early:Indiana's 2nd, 8th and 9th districts: These
three House races will tell us what kind of night it will be for
Democrats. The 8th District open seat is a certain pickup for
Republicans, and the 9th District fight between Rep. Baron Hill (D) and lawyer Todd Young (R) is a jump ball. Rep. Joe Donnelly
(D) is favored in the South Bend-based 2nd District. If Democrats lose
just one of those three, they can hold the House. Lose two and their
majority is probably gone. Lose all three, and Republicans will gain
upward of 60 seats.
While we're all waiting, you can go back and read my story from 5 days
ago after visiting Kokomo, Indiana - that's Indiana's second district.
The story is here
(all times CT): Here's one reading recommendation: The Senate Vanity Index
by Slate. Since four of Senate's 10 biggest egos are leaving the Hill,
time is running out for those wanting to read it while it is still a
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