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Update 11/02/10 1:00pm: The White House has announced that the President will hold a press conference on Wednesday, 11/03. Presumably he will be addressing tonight’s results. The White House said they would not comment now on the election, saying that it is the “people’s” time at the moment.
Update: 11/02/10 3pm: The Wall Street Journal is saying that Chris Coons’ staffers are lamenting the poor Democrat turnout thus far. Could be good news for Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.
UPDATE: 11/02/10 6:30PM EST: Polls in Florida close @ 7pm. JAMES predicts that Marco Rubio will be declared Florida’s new Senator between 8:00-8:30pm. Rand Paul should be declared the victor in Kentucky’s Senate race by 8:30pm as well.
Update: 11/02/10 7:02pm: FOXNews has called the Kentucky Senate race for Rand Paul, and the Indiana Senate race for Dan Coats, a Republican to take the place of Sen. Evan Bayh (D-In). 7:09Pm: Jim DeMint easily wins the SC Senate seat.
Update: 11/02/07 8:00pm MARCO RUBIO takes FLORIDA with 50% of the Vote!
Update: 11/02/07 8:05pm Richard Blumenthal wins Connecticut Senate seat.
Update: 11/02/07 8:08pm Roy Blunt (R) wins Missouri and Kelly Ayotte (R) wins in NH. MD Democrat Barbara Mikulski retains her seat, as does Vermont’s Patrick Leahy. Chris Coons has easily defeated Christine O’Donnell.
Update 8:17pm. Sharron Angell has filed a request with the DOJ for a review of the Reid campaign.
Update 8:20pm. Florida’s “nutcase” Alan Grayson (D) is behind his challenger Daniel Webster 63-37.
Update 8:32pm: Freshman Democrat Rep. Tom Perrielo, strongly supported by Barack Obama, has lost his seat to Robert Hurt. Note: Perrielo is the ONLY House seat that Obama campaigned for. In Arkansas, John Boozman has defeated incumbent Blanche Lincoln (D).
Update: 8:38pm WV Gov. Joe Manchin (D) has won the WV Senate seat, to fill out the remaining two years of Sen. Robert Byrd’s seat.
Update 8:40pm: DANIEL WEBSTER (R) has easily defeated incumbent ALAN GRAYSON (D).
Update 9:13pm: Projection of Republican gains in the House of Representatives will be a minimum of 60 seats. Democrats will most likely retain the control of the Senate.
Update 9:30pm Barney Frank retains his seat against challenger Sean Bielat, 63-35, while incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Allen Boyd (D-FL) have both lost their seats.
Update 10:38pm- Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) has been defeated by Ron Johnson.
Update 10:40pm- Nikki Haley (R) has won the Governor’s mansion in South Carolina. Endorsement by Sarah Palin in the primary thrust Nikki Haley into the national spotlight.
Update 11:24pm: Michele Bachmann has been re-elected to her seat, despite being the target of Nancy Pelosi.
The elections in this midterm season are simply important on the national level, to reign inthe obnoxious government power grab, but at the state level because those elected to the State Legislatures this November will redraw their state’s Congressional districts after the Census. This is a powerful tool for the next decade:
Republicans could hold complete control over the redistricting process in several key states after the 2010 elections.
If the party’s gubernatorial candidates were to emerge with wins in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan — all states where Republicans either lead or are tied in recent polls — and the GOP holds or wins control of legislative chambers in those same states, Republicans could monopolize the post-2010 redraw.