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November 08, 2006

Oh-Fer Politics

So far, as Billmon points out, it looks like Republicans failed to unseat a single Democratic incumbent in any House, Senate, or Gubernatorial race. A shutout. Pretty stunning.

Moreover, as Norm Ornstein just pointed out on Al Franken's show, most of the 30 or so seats that the Dems picked up in the House were in districts where the Republican incumbent won with 60% or more of the vote in 2004. Even more stunning.

One number I'd like to see: the total number of votes nationwide for all Democratic congressional candidates v. the total number for all Republican candidates. That would give an interesting measure of where we stand looking ahead to 2008.

Posted by Jonathan at November 8, 2006 11:48 AM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb

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For several months, i've been avoiding all news & politics, even Past Peak - just more than i could bear. But the very first thing i did when i woke up and heard the amazingly stunningly fabulous news was to click on Past Peak. Damn, it's good to be back. Hope soars.

And Rumsfeld's out too - Ommmmmmm . . .

Whether the Dems are actually able to DO something remains to be seen, but at least i won't be going to sleep wondering if Medicaid and free public schools will have disappeared - like "seafood" - when i wake up.

Posted by: Deborah at November 8, 2006 01:44 PM

Welcome back, Deborah. :-)

Posted by: Jonathan at November 8, 2006 04:21 PM