Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Polls having already begun reporting along the East Coast and a big swath of the Midwest, the nation is beginning to look mighty red, with CNN projecting that Republicans will claim a majority in the House of Representatives. Among the Republican victors so far are two U.S. candidates: Kentucky's Rand Paul and Florida's Marc Rubio.
Among Tea Party candidates not celebrating? Anti-masturbation former witchcraft-dabbler Christine O'Donnell, who lost Vice President Joe Biden's old Senate seat in Delaware by about 17 percentage points to Democratic opponent Christopher Coons.
Democrats have also won or kept Senate seats in West Virgina, Maryland, New York, Vermont and Connecticut. In Wisconsin, however, Democratic legend Russ Feingold trails by more than 20 points to Republican challenger Ron Johnson.
As of press time, Democrats had also won four gubernatorial races, but Republicans took governor's mansions throughout the Midwest, as well as in Michigan, Tennessee and Alabama -- eight states in all.