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There's a few races out there that mean a lot to political junkies, in a turn-the-knife kind of way. I think any Democrat would list these three:

Michelle Bachmann ("Obama is anti-American", "Congress should investigate Congressmen for being Anti-American" ), Minnesota congresswoman, who is lucky to be facing a guy named "Elwyn Tinklenberg", if that ain't a doob's name I don't no what is. Polls show a dead heat.

Al Franken vs Norm Coleman - Coleman has been a Bushbot from the word go, and back in the days when they had a majority in the Senate, he used his committees for a variety of stupid partisan bullshit junkets. There would be nothing sweeter than seeing him replaced by a fucking comedian. Coleman is up by 2.

Mitch McConnel - heck I don't even know his challenger's name, but as the head of the Senate GOP, symbolically it would be payback for the same fate Daschle suffered back when the GOP was riding high. Mitch is up by 3.

Sununu vs Shaheen, New Hampshire. They ran against each other six years ago, and Sen. Sunoco, er I mean Sununu won a narrow margin. Later it was discovered that the GOP pulled all kinds of dirty tricks to surpress the Dem vote, and a bunch of the bastards went to prison over it. Let's see how Sen CockSunucker does in a fair fight. Shaheen +3

As I watch Obama - McCain, I'll also be watching these. It should be an entertaining night. If the Dem turnout is as huge as it is looking like, it could be a clean sweep.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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I'm thinking a Ted Stevens loss would cozy my toes a bit. That way Alaska permanently loses a Republican senator. If he gets elected and removed, Alaska simply appoints another thug.

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For me, it's Mitch in Kentucky (a long shot) and, more likely, Elizabeth Dole in NC, who has run an incredibly slimy campaign, even for a repug.

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FTL. it's LUNSFORD from Kentucky. It might be tight but it will be hard to break all the folks who just vote straight ticket.

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OK, I'll add Dole to my popcorn list. As more and more news comes in, its looking like an obvious Obama blowout, so the real entertainment will be seeing if the Dems can make the 60 vote mark in the Senate. Maybe we can hit 61, so we can kick that ass biter Lierbermann out.

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OK, I'll add Dole to my popcorn list. As more and more news comes in, its looking like an obvious Obama blowout, so the real entertainment will be seeing if the Dems can make the 60 vote mark in the Senate. Maybe we can hit 61, so we can kick that ass biter Lierbermann out.
I'm thinking the threshold is 59; Sanders will always caucus with the Dems.

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There's a special place reserved in Hell for Joe Lieberman

Right next to Cheney and his shotgun, I'm hoping.
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KENTUCKY:
First results are in as all the polls have closed.

McConnell/Lunsford

Fayette County, with 90% counted

Lunsford 57,645
McConnel 50,219

Fayette is usually blue so that may indicate that McConnell is pretty secure.

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Too bad...

Rep. Michelle Bachmann -- she of the memorable chat with Chris Matthews -- returns to D.C.

Michelle Bachmann found out the hard way that getting caught up in the moment with Chris Matthews can be hazardous to one's political health. But she survived to serve another two-year term in Congress.

In what no doubt became the most closely watched House race for Matthews, the Minnesota Republican retained a seat that was put in jeopardy after controversial comments she made on his MSNBC talk show a few weeks back.

Lots of other folks from outside the district were paying attention to it as well, after Bachmann questioned Barack Obama's patriotism and called for a wide-ranging media investigation of whether her colleagues on Capitol Hill held pro- or anti-American views. Her remarks sparked a spurt of donations to her Democratic rival, Elwyn Tinklenberg, and cast in doubt her reelection prospects.

Bachmann first won the suburban and exurban district surrounding Minnesota's Twin Cities two years ago by an 8-percentage-point margin.

With most of the vote counted in Tuesday's vote, she led Tinklenberg by 4 percentage points.

She had to sweat it out for a while, but in her victory speech to supporters, she said: "Thank you, Team Bachmann! You rock!"

No word on whether she'll be sitting down soon with Matthews to discuss her close call.

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Looks like Franken vs Coleman will be headed for a recount, Coleman by 720.

Anybody know what happened with Stevens?

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