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« on: November 05, 2013, 08:45:47 pm »

If I were Cuccinelli I would be very angry at Sarvis.  Without Sarvis it seems that Cuccinelli would have a good chance to win looking at these results.

"My platform is so repugnant that a sizable part of the Republican/conservative-leaning electorate refuses to vote for me. Therefore it's all the fault of the man they're choosing to vote for instead."
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 09:45:33 pm »

Not that anyone cares about Houston municipal politics, but Annise Parker is looking to win a third (final) term without a runoff.

And Helena Brown, the fundamentalist Catholic Tea Party HP city councilwoman, will most likely be facing a run-off against Brenda Stardig, the "Mainstream Republican" who she defeated in 2011.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 09:48:24 pm »

Cuccinelli watch party attendees... #WhiteTears

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 09:51:40 pm »

Kind of ironic that Fox News called the race for McAuliffe before the "lamestream" networks. Where is Karl Rove and why isn't he demanding Megyn Kelly go find the people processing the returns to double-check?
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 10:04:59 pm »

Looks like Obenshain will win. There simply aren't enough outstanding votes to pull Herring over the line, it seems.

I agree with this.  He looks to be the automatic GOP 2017 gubernatorial front-runner -if he maintains his lead.  

He deserves it, managing to win despite sharing a ticket with Rick Santorum and Uncle Ruckus.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 10:24:10 pm »

I'm guessing the AG race will come down to a recount. Guess who'll be in charge of that? Roll Eyes

Does anyone know the recount laws for Virginia?

Don't most states generally only proceed to a recount if the margin is less than 0.5%? Usually if it's greater than that a candidate can request a recount but the campaign must pay for it, not the state.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 10:33:41 pm »

Texans are approving the creation of a state water fund by an overwhelming margin - 74% to 26% with 60% of precincts reporting - despite modest Tea Party opposition.

Harris County's bond proposal to renovate the Astrodome is failing so far with 53% voting against it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 10:44:42 pm »

Virginia result ought to be mildly troubling for both parties, I think. The reasons are obvious enough for the Republicans (yet another winnable race has been pissed away due to the nomination of a fruitcake. This has become a structural problem rather than an occasional embarrassment), but the narrow margin given that and the general bad publicity for the Republicans of late should concern Democrats with regards to next year (even if a certain degree of that can be put down to McAwful being McAwful).

That fact that McAuliffe almost blew it against Cuccinelli, even with the government shutdown fresh in people's minds cannot be a good sign for Democrats.

If you have two bad candidates, one of them still has to get more votes than the other.

The difference is that McAuliffe's negatives were more or less candidate-specific. He can't undo his sketchy past fundraising for the Clintons or his crony-capitalist stint building nonexistent electric cars. Cuccinelli's problems stem from what he did and does, not who he is. If he hadn't wasted taxpayer money throwing spears at windmills as AG and had run as a serious, mainstream candidate, he would have done better. He made a choice to offer something that voters simply did not want.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 10:50:22 pm »

Bradley Byrne is the projected winner of the runoff for Alabama's 1st Congressional District. 53% of the vote vs. 47% with 91% reporting.

Thank God.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 10:57:04 pm »

Obenshain is winning by about 13,000 votes at this point. Herring would be justified in requesting a recount.

Though honestly, if there were a recount and Herring came out the winner, Republicans would be screaming bloody murder about Democrats stuffing ballot boxes despite the fact that the elections board is Republican-controlled. Virginia Republicans would spend the next 4 years bitching and moaning about how Mark Herring is not the "legitimate" AG and be demanding investigation after investigation into anything and everything he does.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 10:57:55 pm »

Jefferson County, Colorado's marquee swing county, has elected a conservative majority to the school board. Douglas County kept all four conservatives on their school board, a green light to the voucher program there. And Amendment 66 is losing 2:1. A great night for conservatives in Colorado.

So are any counties seceding?
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 11:06:12 pm »

South Windsor became the first municipality in Connecticut to elect a Muslim mayor.

And he's an actual Muslim, not one of those bean pie-eating racist blacks.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 11:31:06 pm »

On the bright side for republicans, they can take decent shots and possibly defeat incumbent Terry McAuliffe in 2017 if they're smart enough to nominate the right candidate by then.

Don't forget that you can only run for one term in Virginia.

Oh, yeah.... oops. Sad

And even if they didn't have term limits there, the Democrats would quietly find a better replacement like they did with John Hickenlooper in CO in 2010.

Republicans could learn from the Democrats and be willing to throw bad candidates overboard when the situation calls for it.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2013, 02:19:33 am »

According to WP, Obenshain is ahead by 1,191 votes.

How are they higher in the vote total than SBOE? 

The SBOE is always behind.

then who do the news sources get their numbers from?

The union bosses and ACORN leaders who are stuffing ballot boxes in a back room at CNBC headquarters.
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2013, 12:07:13 pm »

This razor-thin AG race brings to mind the US Senate race in New Hampshire in 1974.

Louis Wyman (R) -- 110,926 -- 49.662%
John A. Durkin (D) -- 110,924 -- 49.661%

They ended up holding another election in the summer of 1975, which Durkin won by over 10 points.
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