Refresh your browser for updates… Also, Yahoo has a comprehensive live blog here that will no doubt cover much more detail than I’ll get to here (and they have a running total of Senate and House seats), but we’ll cover the biggies. Also Michelle Malkin has a running blog going here that I’m pitching in on.

8:25 pm (edt): Okay, the polls closed in the east less than a half hour ago, and some races have already been called.

Let’s get some bad news out of the way. Chris Coons has already been declared the winner over Christine O’Donnell. So much for watching MSNBC’s heads explode over an O’Donnell win, but there are still plenty of races to go.

However, Republicans Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida have been declared winners.

8:32 pm: Big shocker, Alvin “on the scene” Greene has gone down to defeat to Jim DeMint. I had money on Greene too… dammit!

8:40 pm: Dem Senate candidates Manchin in WV and Blumenthal in CT have been declared winners. Republican John Boozman beat incumbent Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. These first two probably kill any slim hopes that the GOP might have had of controlling the Senate. Manchin spent so much time running from Obama that I’m not even sure if he’s in the country anymore.

An “Oh hell yeah!” update: Fox News is calling the Webster/Grayson race for Webster! Farewell, dirtbag!

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8:51 pm: This according to CBS News’ Mark Knoller: “incumbent Cong. Tom Perriello(D) has been defeated by Robt Hurt(R). Obama did rally for Perriello last Friday in Charlottesville.” – The Obama Curse strikes again.

9:04 pm: Michigan governor’s race just called for Republican Rick Snyder over annoying big-mouth Virg Bernero. Thank you lord for not making us listen to him for the next four years!

9:12 pm: Fox News projecting the GOP will take control of the House of Reps. Speaker Pelosi, please turn in your gavel.

9:30 pm: Barney Frank defeats Sean Bielat. Too much to hope for there, I suppose.

9:59 pm: Polls closing soon in many races. Still waiting for news from out west, in particular the Reid/Angle race.

10:01 pm: John McCain wins another six years to reach across the aisle to the Democrats so many people are voting out right now.

10:50 pm: I’m hearing that Nikki Haley has won the SC governor’s race but haven’t yet seen or heard “official” confirmation. Sestak/Toomey in Pennsylvania still very close. Smells like “recount.”

10:57 pm: MSNBC, Fox News and CNN now projecting Ron Johnson has defeated liberal Dem Russ Feingold for Wisconsin Senate. Apparently Feingold’s desperate suck-up to the Tea Party didn’t work. A nice win there.

11:00 pm: Polls closing out west now. Exit poll numbers look to favor Dems in California, but no official calls yet.

11:04 pm: CNN calls SC guv race for Nikki Haley — another pickup for the Tea Party.

11:34 pm: Screen-cap of the night — Chris Matthews was interviewing Michele Bachmann a little while ago, and a sign behind Bachmann posed a question to Matthews:

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12:05 am: CNN projects Ma’am — er, I mean, Barbara Boxer — will retain her US Senate seat. That just plain sucks.

12:37 am: Ouch (for Democrats): CNN projects Republican Mark Kirk will pick up Barack Obama’s old Senate seat in Illinois.

12:44 am: Ah crap, Harry Reid wins in Nevada. I’m not surprised, but still disappointed. However, tonight has given the Republicans (and yes, the Tea Party) more than enough victories to provide great momentum, but just enough high-profile losses to avoid getting cocky about it.

Huge gains in the House tonight, and smaller steps in the Senate. It’s the Republican’s game to lose now heading into 2012.

Now I guess the only immediate task at hand is flipping a coin to see who has the potentially dangerous task of trying to take Nancy Pelosi’s gavel away from her and giving it to John Boehner.

Comments

10 Responses to “Election Night: And They’re Off… Update: Grayson Out! — Barney Frank Wins — Boxer Wins, Reid Wins, Obama’s Old Senate Seat Falls to Republican”

  1. OK_Loyalist on November 2nd, 2010 10:55 pm

    Everyone needs to stand resolute regardless of the outcome of tonight, we will have another day to fight those fights.

    AWESOME on Grayson !!!!

  2. Doug on November 3rd, 2010 12:10 am

    Hell yeah!

  3. Mike S. on November 3rd, 2010 12:32 am

    The first mark I put on my ballot today was for Webster over hyperdouche Grayson. After I had a cigarette to celebrate the election day porn I had just engaged in, I proceeded to fill out the rest of my ballot. I also made sure that Grayson had some company, and voted for Rubio to help get Charlie (Orange Crushed) Crist out of politics, hopefully forever.

  4. OK_Loyalist on November 3rd, 2010 12:36 am

    Way To Go FLA !!!!

  5. Doug on November 3rd, 2010 1:07 am

    "Hyperdouche" — perfect.

  6. OK_Loyalist on November 3rd, 2010 1:14 am

    WaPo map now has both Dem leaning IL & PA now leaning Rep !!!

    Ya Baby !!!!

    And WA leaning Rep

  7. Ken in Texas on November 3rd, 2010 1:15 am

    "Mincing" Doug? You think I have something in common with Barney Fwank? I'm wounded, my friend, and I hope you know I'm just messin' with ya.

  8. The Zoo Keeper on November 3rd, 2010 1:38 am

    Getting a kick out of surfing the networks. Diane Sawyer earlier in the evening was practically begging people out on the west coast to not lose heart and get to the polls.

    Main question being asked among all the egg head pundits tonight: How in the world will the Republican Party handle all these wacky, three-eyed Tea Party folk?

  9. Mike S. on November 3rd, 2010 1:44 am

    I could not think of a more fitting description of him. It does roll off the tongue rather easily, doesn't it?

  10. The Zoo Keeper on November 3rd, 2010 1:45 am

    What part of Texas, Ken? We're having a Repub blowout in the greater Houston area. – Except for, and unfortunately, Sheila "Flag on Mars" Jackson Lee. Burrowed in like an Alabama tick. Getting her out of office would be as tough as prying a cell phone from her ear at a town hall meeting.