Fox News have just called Iowa for Joni Ernst of the GOP and it means the Republicans win control of the United States Senate with 51 seats. A Thom Tillis win in North Carolina, where he is leading over Sen. Kay Hagen, would be icing on the cake at this point.
Update: now I notice CBS and Fox News have just called North Carolina for Tillis. Game over, officially — they don’t even have to worry about winning Alaska now. This is a bad night for incumbents and a bad night for Democrats, and a bad night for President Barack Obama. Expect a lot of gridlock down in Washington, D.C. for the next two years.
A lot of heads are rolling in the governors’ ranks, too, tonight. I notice Republican Bruce Rauner has toppled Pat Quinn down in Illinois — that is a surprise to a lot of people.
I am now watching Boston TV and they are having a fun night covering the election. The race between Charlie Baker-R and Martha Coakley-D for governor of Massachusetts is too close to call, though Baker has pulled ahead by a narrow margin.
Meanwhile, the projections of a Jeanne Shaheen victory for Senate in New Hampshire has been WITHDRAWN, as Scott Brown has pulled to almost even.
I wish I were down there covering this election instead of sitting at home here blogging about it and going on Twitter. Those reporters are having far more fun than I am tonight.
One more needed for the GOP. Now we wait for Iowa.
UPDATE: Tillis-R has pulled ahead in NC.
Big news. Projection just in from Fox News.
Folks in Louisiana will see D- Mary Landrieu and R- Bill Cassidy go to a runoff for their Senate seat. People have to wonder if they will be going to a runoff with the whole Senate in play, especially now that it’s been confirmed that D- Shaheen is back in in NH. It’s getting close — real close.
A couple more big Senate pickups for the GOP: in Arkansas, the winner is Tom Cotton defeating incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor.
In South Dakota, the winner is Mike Rounds for another GOP pickup.
Early returns have Pat Roberts ahead in Kansas. So far the net gain for the GOP is 3 — they need to get up to 6 to take over the Senate.
Also, Greg Abbott – R clobbered Wendy Davis – D in the governor’s race in Texas. That is it for now.
Well, two years have passed already and we are into the midterm elections for 2014, with US House, Senate and Governors races at stake. So yes, it is more political entertainment for yours truly to watch on a Tuesday evening.
I will particularly be watching the Senate races, with all these stories about a bad night for Democrats and a possible Republican takeover of the Senate. A gain of six seats for the GOP will be enough to do it. Already I notice GOP Mitch McConnell is leading in Kentucky in the Senate race there.
Also, I will be watching the governors races, with all these rumors about several incumbents possibly on the brink of being tossed out of office all over America. So I plan to do a running tally of the sitting governors who lose.
Well, what do you expect? This is what happens if you don’t create jobs and don’t stick to what’s really important to the constituents! Instead, it’s all the usual partisan nonsense they are getting down there, and that is not getting the job done. The voters look mad, and they should be. In my opinion, American politics and their whole system of government has completely gone to heck.
I also plan to follow the New Hampshire races since we were absolutely inundated by a bloodbath of New Hampshire attack ads on the Boston cable TV stations for the past month. I’ll want to see how Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown are doing in that Senate race.