Karl Rove on Fox: Good news for Romney in Virginia, Ohio, Florida. Early returns are all Dems who voted early. He says watch for GOP to catch up quickly.
Rob: I like Sean Trende but I'm going with Rove on this one.
CNN gives Arkansas and Tennessee to Romney. Still no surprises.
Wow. Obama up 51-48 with 55 percent reporting in Florida.
MKC: Trende has the virtue of not being a partisan hack.
Politico gives Connecticut Senate race to Murphy over McMahon. She spent how much of her own money? Something like $50 million for two bites at the apple. That's a lot of chairs smashed over a lot of big shoulders ring-side.
Rob: Yeah, but Rove has the virtue of winning elections.
Just got a text from the Romney campaign to millions of people: If you are in line waiting to vote at the polls, STAY IN LINE!
Of course you could say the same about Dick Morris.
It's hard to watch these returns and wonder how any candidate can believe he can govern the country from anywhere but the center.
The issue is that every candidate imagines themselves to be right smack in the middle of the center.
Polls closing at 9: New York, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana, Kansas, New England, Wyoming.
CNN calls Michigan for Obama--this really isn't a surprise though some people called it a swing state.
Dick Morris tweet: 60% of Florida in. Down by 2. Worried.
Obama at 76 percent on InTrade.
CNN projects Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives. Again, no surprises yet this evening.
CNN calls the House of Representatives for Republicans. Boehner still speaker. The question: Will Eric Cantor continue to be a bomb-thrower, or will he actually try to be a leader? And if Romney loses and Ryan returns, how does Ryan play into that equation? Will we have a triangulated House leadership between Boehner, Cantor, and Ryan?
NBC calling Massachusetts Senate race for Warren. I'm not ready to give up on Scott Brown yet. Keep hope alive!
David Gergen on CNN: It now looks like the Democrats are going to retain control of the Senate, with one pick-up already and another likely.
With 76 percent reporting, Obama and Romney are almost dead-even in Florida. God help us if we have another recount in Florida.
Fox News says exit polls have Obama getting 7 percent less among young voters this year.
Romney pulls ahead in Florida by a couple of hundred votes with 78 percent in.
CNN graphics leave viewers wanting tonight. Entire focus is on the state-by-state presidential projections -- no numbers on the screen at all for Senate or House.
Fox calls Pennsylvania for Obama.
That's another brick in the Obama electoral firewall falling into place.
Romney only at 39 percent in Massachusetts. The people who know him best . . .
Mourdock still down by 2 points in Indiana with 63 percent reporting.
Obama up to 88.5 on inTrade--nearing the NateSilversphere.
Fox projects Wisconsin for Obama. THUMP. Another brick in the firewall falls into place.
(Of course maybe Fox is just teasing libs--preparing to recall these calls in a couple of hours.)
CNN is reporting a 636 vote difference in Florida out of 6 million votes. Wow!
It's deja vu all over again...
Pennsylvania was a waste of time for Romney. He should have spent more time in the Midwest. Michigan goes Obama. Wisconsin looks good right now. If Ohio doesn't start to turn red, Romney will have a heck or a red face for all to see.
Daily Intel just apologized for reporting that NBC had called Massachusetts Senate race for Warren. Apparently that wasn't true. Keep hope alive!
GOP MVP so far tonight: Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, for his vicious efforts to limit turnout and early voting in Florida. Even with his every attempt to clamp down on Democratic votes in Florida, it's still even.
I'm not sure you're right about Pennsylvania, Peter. What we don't know is what they knew: It may be they saw that they had run into a road block in the Midwest and had to try to toss a Hail Mary.
Robert, good point, but I think it is a hard call to pull efforts from a state that you reasonably think you should win--Ohio-- and toss it in to Pennsylvania. But, if they thought that Ohio was gone then a move to Pennsylvania probably was a gamble they should take......politics is a whole host of tough calls!
I really can't get over CNN not projecting either Senate or House races onscreen. I've switched over to other channels for that reason. What could they be thinking?
CNN now calls Pennsylvania for Obama.
NBC now calls Massachusetts Senate for Warren.
NBC just called Indiana Senate for Joe Donnelly over Richard Mourdock. Best win of the night. How are you feeling about turning out Dick Lugar now, Indiana Tea Party?
CNN now projects Warren in Massachusetts and Donnelly in Indian, too. Indiana seat moves to Dem column for first time since 1976.
Years ago we worked to elect Joe Donnelly to the Indana State Senate and then did independent work in his last House race in 2010. He is going to be a great U.S. Senator. Very proud of the campaign he ran and the work of SKDKnickerbocker who did a wonderful job.