Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Names of the Dead

"As of this writing, the House GOP’s net kill count stands at 59. The party defeated these incumbents: Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.), Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.), Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho), Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.), Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.), Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.), Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.), Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.), Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.), Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.), Rep. Michael McMahon (D-N.Y.), Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.), Rep. Bobby Etheridge (D-N.C.), Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D), Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio), Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio), Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio), Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio), Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa), Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.), Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C), Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.), Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas), Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.), Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.)."

At least Rush Holt held on. Can the Tom Perriello for governor campaign start now? By 2013 everything should be good, right?


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KarenUhOh (#19)

One of the fallen is my Congressman: Bill Foster. Who was an anomoly to begin with, having been swept along with Change You Can Believe In For A Month Or So. That district had never been Democratic before.

So, we got some GOP real estate developer instead, so Life is Good, and Vaya Con Dios.

oudemia (#177)

You know you've been dreaming of that third airport.

Alex Balk (#4)

Wait, is that Hastert's old district? (Yes I am too busy/lazy to google).

petejayhawk (#1,249)

Yes, that's Hastert's old district.

I am rather dismayed about IL-11 as well, considering a friend just joined Halvorson's staff a couple months ago. Fucking collar counties.

freetzy (#7,018)

Besides corn mazes, Two Brothers' Domaine DuPage beer, and bison-topped superconductors, collar counties are literally hell on earth.

petejayhawk (#1,249)


On the other hand, Rangel lives!

We get Kirk, Berrios, possibly Brady. Gross, just gross.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

Looks like Quinn over Brady. Which is kind of, well, eh.

Oh, come on. It's JUST the House of Representatives.


carpetblogger (#306)

Is it correct to say not one house incumbent from OR, WA or CA was booted? Big D gov wins in CA and OR? Thanks god for the west coast.

jrb (#3,020)

Rep. Larsen in WA looks like he's done.

freetzy (#7,018)

So wait, the winner actually gets to murder the electoral loser? Why didn't anyone mention that in 2008?

jrb (#3,020)

One thing for 2012: If Massachusetts Democrats can run someone who shakes hands and knows the difference between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Scott Brown is almost certain to lose.

bshep (#746)

Yep, in MA the Dems won pretty much anything it was possible to win, and the talking point this morning is that Scott Brown was a fluke. So there's that.

C_Webb (#855)

I'm not richer yet. Is that happening later today?

Matt (#26)

I was just gonna say, By 2013 everything should be good, right? That's the same thinking I use as regards my bank account.

Kevin Patterson (#5,933)

No, according to the new math. They have until exactly March the 10th for everyone to have jobs and fat bank accounts. Otherwise, they have failed.

Bittersweet (#765)

They've already thought of that – Boner reminded everyone this morning that if things didn't get better fast enough, "it's still the President who controls the agenda."

hockeymom (#143)

RIP Jim Oberstar. You served for nearly 40 years…18 terms.
Thanks a lot, lazy District 8 DFLers. (That's Democratic Farm Labor, for those of you who do not speak Minnesotan). Hope you not only enjoy your new tea-party representative, you also enjoy your tea-party governor…who may win because you folks underperformed in your district.
Yes people, it's recount time AGAIN in Minnesota. The margin between the dem and republican for governor is .43. Yay!

sugarpea (#1,799)

Guy who just brought DOT money to Duluth beaten by TC-exurb-dweller. Ugh.

hockeymom (#143)

I think this is a prime example of his constituents just assuming he'd roll through another election…and Oberstar taking those same folks for granted.
He brought home a lot of pork (and real jobs) to that part of the state. That's about to end.

sugarpea (#1,799)

I'm in disbelief. Oberstar has been Duluth's rep for my entire lifetime. This will be bad for the iron range. No more pork in your pasty. Please let Dayton pull through.

But John Lewis (D-GA, living legend) lives!! Huzzah!!!

kneetoe (#1,881)

All I can say is fuck.

jrb (#3,020)

Or, to quote Alvin Greene, "NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

59 new lobbyists!

In awesome news nobody outside of California cares about: Kamala Harris won for AG, and Loretta Sanchez held on to her House seat!

Multiphasic (#411)

I\'m in Brooklyn and I fear the fuck out of the O.C. and North County (ha, I should know Sanchez\'s district, shouldn\'t I?) Issa-ite fuckwits, so I care!

Was Harris implicated in the police brutality coverups in SF, or was that Hallinan?

And you have no idea how happy I am about the Lt. Gavinor. Finally a job he\'s qualified for: standing there and looking pretty.

barnhouse (#1,326)

Oh jesus I had not heard about Harris, haha!! Jeeps! Yay!

Seriously you guys I really think there is a lot of silver lining here. Notably the abject failure of the Tea Party to deliver the Senate now creates freaking problems for these clowns. Hee!

I don't remember the coverup thing either, I'm just sooo happy about her death penalty stance. And yeah, I have an SF city worker friend who's going to be so happy Gavs won't be able to fire anybody anymore.

Multiphasic (#411)

Right? I remember stumping hard for Gonzo, and for lots of other things with all the zeal of a 23-year-old, and now I can't for the life of me remember whether or not I liked Harris. I feel like maybe no?

Multiphasic (#411)

Wait, I'm remembering shit, it's like Memento. I think it wasn't a straight police brutality, it was maybe a drunken barfight featuring off-duty cops?

Yes! Fajitagate! Exciting!

So, uhh, what was my problem with Harris again?

Multiphasic (#411)

By the way, every time I refer to that stupid shit as police brutality, Darryl Gates clubs the wings off a faerie.

Multiphasic (#411)


Meaning I am pretty okay with Harris as AG. Not that it matters, because I live in New York now. GOOD TALK, EVERYBODY.

Oh fuck, Fajitagate! Yes! Now that's the kind of thing that makes Harris' refusal to seek the death penalty in a cop-killer case so honorable (in my opinion).

And I kind of maybe have an anti-Irish "law-and-order" thing going against both Hallinan and Cooley. Specifically, loose interpretations of law and/or order.

Elle (#7,022)

It's still down to the wire for Dan Maffei in NY's 25th District. They're actually counting absentee ballots; he leads by fewer than 5000 votes.

Possibly I am overinvested because he used to be my babysitter.

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