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  •  Hawaii (17+ / 0-)

    Incredible early results.  Hirono beating Lingle 64-36.  Tulsi Gabbard holding the open HI-02 with 82% (not a typo).  In HI-01 Hanabusa winning the rematch with Djou 56-44.  And in Honolulu Mayor, pro-rail Kirk Caldwell up a surprising 10 points over anti-rail candidate Ben Cayetano.

    But in a huge shocker, the Dem's 24-1 state senate majority seems poised to continue, with former senate minority leader Fred Hemmings (R) getting pasted by 20 points in his comeback attempt (he retired 2 years ago, we took his seat, which apparently pissed him off to the point of wanting to get it back).  This is probably the second reddest district in the state.

    The GOP is also getting absolutely crushed in the state House.  They're getting blown out in districts they've held for the past 10 years, and utterly failing to put any Dem seats into play.  As of the current results, they are down to just 4 seats in the 51 member House  (they had 8 going in to this election).


    •  Awesome, it continues! (4+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, sulthernao, MichaelNY, George3

      Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

      by KingofSpades on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:29:20 PM PST

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    •  is Sam Slom (3+ / 0-)
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      jncca, MichaelNY, The Caped Composer


      Rhode Island Senate lost 2 Republicans, so it will go from 8 to 6. we're catching up on you Hawaii!

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:38:04 PM PST

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      •  Slom was sorta-contested (0+ / 0-)

        but it's impossible to beat him.  Also, after the latest results came in, Republicans clawed their way back in three state House seats they were initially trailing in.  They might only lose one seat in the end.  Damn, was really hoping to cut their caucus in half, but they just barely got over the finish line in a bunch of them.  Oh well, 24-1 in the senate continues, and looking like 44-7 in the house.

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