While I not devoting as much time or energy to the governor or house races (I feel confident the democrats will have a majority of seats in both categories) I am certainly paying attention to these races.
Tonight I will post the first of two batches of governor races predictions, each batch covering eighteen races. I will not claim as much confidence in these predictions as I do in my Senate calls and will not be holding myself to as high a standard with them.
Now, without further adieu, go ahead and JUMP!
Here are tonight's calls:
NH Lynch (d) 64 Coburn (r) 32
VT Douglas (r) 53 Parker(d) 45
MA Patrick (d) 53 Healey (r) 38 Others 9
RI Carcieri (r) 54 Fogerty (d) 45
CT Rell(r) 58 DeStefano (d) 40
NY Spitzer (d) 68 Faso (r) 29
PA Rendell (d) 59 Swan (r) 40
OH Strickland (d) 58 Blackwell (r) 41
TN Bredesen (d) 62 Bryson (r) 37
OK Henry (d) 60 Istook (r) 40
NM Richardson (d) 59 Dendahl (r) 38
AZ Napolitino (d) 57 Munsil (r) 41
CO Ritter (d) 53 Beauperez (r) 45
MI Granholm (d) 52 Devos (r) 47
KS Sebelius (d) 56 Barnett (r) 44
NE Heineman (r) 73 Hahn (d) 24
IL Blagojevich (d) 47 Topinka (r) 40 Others 13
HI Lingle (r) 57 Iwase (d) 34 Others 9 (Not much information on this one)
I'll probably do the second batch of governor and senator predictions this weekend, then the final five senate races on Monday. I will tip you off that I think we will take the Senate, but I'm hoping by Monday I'll see clear to predicting either a Lieberman-free or Lieberman-proof majority.