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   This Rescue Diary covers the period from 6 PM, Wednesday, 11/3 to 6:00 PM EDT, Thursday, 11/4

Today's Menu Includes :
48 Diaries Overall

- 6 On House races

- Covering 6 individual Districts in 6 states

- 4 On Senate races

- Representing 3 different states

- 24 On Various election races and ballot issues

- Encompassing Governor, Secretary of State, Local, and more

- 14 General election-related diaries

   Schedule note - A reminder that the final diary in this year's series will be tomorrow, Friday, November 5. In keeping with tradition, the floor will be open to members of the EDR crew to share their thoughts. We hope you'll join us.

   The entire crew thanks you for your support and readership!

And be sure to follow the Election Diary Rescue on Twitter

This is an attempt to compile a fairly comprehensive listing of election-related diaries that have recently been posted. Most of them are House, Senate or Governor races but there are also some local ones, as well as the occasional 'general info' diary.

For more information on this series, please see our reintroduction diary.

For all the introductory stuff and previous diaries in the 2006 and '08 series, please see:
Election Race Roundup (11/11 - Final 2006 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)
Election Race Roundup (11/7 - Final 2008 Edition) (with links to all diaries in the series)

And for this year's previous diaries:
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/17 – 46 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/7 to 9/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (9/27 – 36 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/17 to 9/26)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/7 – 26 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 9/27 to 10/6)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/17 – 16 Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/7-10/16)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/27 – Six Days 'til Election Day) (with links to previous 10 diaries from 10/17-10/26
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/28 – FIVE Days 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/29 – FOUR Days 'til Election Day!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/30 – THREE Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (10/31 – TWO Days 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/1 – ONE Day 'til Election Day)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/2 – Election Day TODAY!)
Election Diary Rescue 2010 (11/3 – Election Aftermath - Day 1)

Incredible thanks to all volunteers: Alma, welso, randallt, Joieau, eeff, Sylv, Spedwybabs, Turbonerd, SJerseyIndy, ukben, and suejazz.

(6:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, 11/3 to 6:00 PM EDT, Thursday, 11/4):  (48 diaries)

(Alphabetical, starting from C)

   House (6)

(VA-05) Tom Periello-Head Held High by tjampel - A thank-you note to Rep. Tom Perriello (D), who lost his re-election bid to Robert Hurt (R).

(WA-02) WA-02 Rick Larson TAKES THE LEAD!! Murray pulls away from Rossi by Lefty Coaster - Diarist has news for Washington's 2nd district.

(AZ-07) Thank you, Raúl Grijalva (and he won) by Kitsap River - Diarist has good news for Arizona's 7th District.

(House-Var) StochasticDemocracy: Post mortem- most accurate House predictions by twohundertseventy - Diarist offers the maps and charts showing SD's predictions, and which forecasters did best.

(House-Var) The Blue Dogs and what army? by kos - The decimated Blue Dog Coalition is demanding Nancy Pelosi step down so one of them can run for the job.

(IL-17, PA-11, MN-08) Possible one-term wonders (w/poll) by Christian Dem in NC - Diarist looks at three new Republicans in the House per their likelihood to be gone in two years.

   Senate (4)

(WA-Sen) WA-Sen 2010:  I'm breaking out my spreadsheet by N in Seattle – Starts to compile voting result totals in the tight race between Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi.

(WV-Sen) WI Sen Video: "The first thing you do to get out of a hole is to start digging" by Jud Lounsbury – Republican Ron Johnson, who defeated Russ Feingold (D), has his own idea for how to get America the Car out of the ditch Republicans left it in: dig the ditch deeper.

(AK-Sen) AK-Sen: No final Senate results for at least a few weeks by Joan McCarter - Scott McAdams (D) has conceded.  It could be a month before we know whether we'll be facing a returning Senator Murkowski (R-write-in) or the Tea Party backed Miller (R).

(Sen-2012) 23 DEMOCRATIC SENATE SEATS UP IN 2012!!! by lanae - Diarist moves ahead to 2012 with a list of 23 Democratic Senators up for re-election.

   Various Races (21)

(CA-AG) CA AG - Harris (D) Declares Victory (Updated) by sfnoggin - Diarist has results from the California Attorney General race, could be weeks for it to be official.

(CA-Gov, Prop 19) Cannabis got more votes than Meg Whitman by change the Be - And Meg Whitman paid so much more for hers.

(CA-Var) I'm so PROUD of my state of California today! by jogabr - Details some of the Democratic gains on Tuesday, and statewide issue results.

(CA-Var) California is Blue by GlowNZ – Looks at the clean sweep by Democrats in statewide races in California.

(CT-Gov) CT-Gov: An AP Snafu, Or Why Malloy Has Won by itskevin - Did the AP miss several thousand votes from New Haven when it withdrew calling the race for Dan Malloy (D) and reported that Tom Foley (R) was ahead?

(CT-Gov) Ct-Gov: Who won Darned if we know by DemfromCt.  Explains the AP call, uncall etc in the CT-Gov race where we still don't have a definitive winner.

(IA-Jud) Election Losses of Iowa Justices Hurt Gay Marriage Efforts Nationwide by Gideon Alper - Diarist writes about a national effort to remove Supreme Court Justices in Iowa.

(IL-Gov) (IL-Gov) Quinn's lead grows, Brady won't concede by Fish in Illinois - Report from the front on the Illinois Governor's race. Incumbent Pat Quinn (D) leads Republican Bill Brady better than 2:1, but Brady's holding out.

(MD-Var) Early Voting: Good Local Race Predictor? by dadadata - Looks at early vote totals in Maryland to see if they can be used as indicators for future race predictions.

(MI-Var) Our experiment: Giving Republicans 100% control of Michigan by cartwrightdale – Looks at the results in Michigan last night which put the GOP in total control of Michigan governing for the first time in thirty years.

(MN-Gov) MN-GOV Events v. 1.1 Recount? What the Hell?? by WineRev - Looks like Minnesota is headed for a recount.  The current count gives Democrat Mark Dayton 43.63% of the vote and Republican Tom Emmer 43.21%.  Minnesota law dictates a recount if the difference is less than 1/2%.

(MN-Gov) In Minnesota, It's Recount Season (again) by Doc D – Minnesota voters go to sleep on election night only to wake up the next day to vote totals that are so close they trigger an automatic recount... again.

(MN-Var) Post Election Thoughts by Baron Dave - Diarist reports on his vote in Minnesota, the ratio of winners and losers. Plus thoughts on the elections generally.

(NJ-Council) Final thoughts on my campaign for Council by MrLiberal - Diarist writes about his loss in a race for Council in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

(OK-Var) The fear that grips, mind control by grandma blue - Diarist opines that fear is responsible for the passage of Oklahoma state questions 755 (Sharia law), 751 (English only) and 746 photo ID).

(OR-Gov) BREAKING KPTV (Fox 12 Oregon) Calls it for Kitzhaber by maxomai - Diarist has good news from Oregon's Governors race.

(OR-Gov) Dudley Concedes: Dems keep OR Gov!! by exlrrp - A “breaking news” diary about challenger Chris Dudley (R) conceding and John Kitzhaber (D) being the winner.

(VT-Var) Hooray Vermont! by radical simplicity – In a night of widespread losses, Vermont is a shining light... where Democrats even managed to nab the Governor’s mansion.

(VT-Var) Vermont was not one of the Lucky Ones this election by juliewolf - Diarist explains how Vermont didn't get "lucky," maintaining Democratic control of both houses and the Governorship took a lot of good old fashioned work.

(AZ-StSen) Meet Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce by Mother Mags - Russell Pearce, he of the "show me your papers!" law, has been elected President of the Arizona State Senate by his peers.

(Var) My Thoughts about the 2010 Midterms by JGibson - From the diarist who brought us numerous in-depth profile of races: some results of various races, mostly in Illinois and Missouri, but also from elsewhere.

   Ballot Initiatives (3)

(CA-Prop25) Prop 25 wins in CA -- the end of budget cliffhangers by Ms Citizen – Looks at the victory last night for supporters of “Yes on 25!” in California.

(FL-Am 5 & 6) FL-BrightSpot: Amendments 5&6 - Fair Districts! by norwood - Diarist reports that the Fair Districts Amendments 5 and 6 both passed with over 60% of the vote, establishing enforceable rules for redistricting.

(Prop-Var) Ignore the Media Conflictinator: 2010 Vote Was Turning Point Against Conservative Doctrine by davidsirota – Takes a look at results for ballot initiatives around the country and comes to the conclusion that voters are moving away from Conservatism.

   General (14)

HEY BOEHNER! The Fixit Party Wants to Know...UPDATED by Walt starr - Putting the shoe on the other foot.  Heh.

Things You're Not Hearing from Democrats Today by MeMeMeMeMe - Points out how much saner we are than some of our counterparts on the other side.

Exit Polls Show There is a Mandate: Repeal Bush Tax Cuts and Uphold Health Care Bill by Jud Lounsbury - Interesting exit polls.

GOP captures 30% of voters who want more spending to create jobs by Jed Lewison - More on the confusing information gleaned from the exit polls.

How to Scare the Bejesus out of the American Voter by MepReport - Information on Citizens Against Government Waste, one of the front organizations that ran fear ads during the run-up to the election.

Anti-Pelosi Dems lost overwhelmingly by genocideisnews – Looks at how all the back-stabbers faired when the final votes were counted. Note to Democrats: stabbing your own leaders in the back by running against and from them will win you no elections.

Civil war breaks out inside the Senate GOP by kos - Marcos' take on the GOP jostling for power. Should be fun.

DeMint rides the Tiger - Party Leaders rue GOP lost chance for majority in Sen. by Lefty Coaster - Diarist offers the blow by blow on the ideological battle beginning in the Republican ranks.

Dems win moderates, conservatives dominate GOP by Jed Lewison - Pie charts on how the voting broke across the spectrum on Tuesday.

Fox News Wins The 2010 Election by Karl Frisch - Diarist traces the efforts since Obama took office, the co-option and rise of the Tea Party, their role in Tuesday's election.

Memorable moments in the 2010 election by David Pakman - Diarist offers a nice list of highlights on Election Night.

Rebecca Traister on What the Election Means for Women by Wufacta - Diarist links to a Salon interview about openly confronting sexism in our politics and our society.

Time for some internal changes...a calm sort of rant. by oxfdblue - A list of well-reasoned changes that need to be made by the Democrats to meet the challenges brought by the 2010 elections and towards the 2012 elections.

What the numbers tell us about the disaster by Rich S - Diarist looks at the much different loss rate between the Blue Dogs and the Progressives, contrasting with the right's narrative.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 07:46 PM PDT.

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  •  Tips for the crew... (14+ / 0-)

       Schedule note - A reminder that the final diary in this year's series will be tomorrow, Friday, November 5. In keeping with tradition, the floor will be open to members of the EDR crew to share their thoughts. We hope you'll join us.

       The entire crew thanks you for your support and readership!




    Oh, and if we missed your diary or if you happened to miss today’s cutoff (6:00 PM EDT - that's EASTERN time), please feel free to post a link in comments. You get two for the price of one!

  •  My recommendation to Obama and Reid (6+ / 0-)

    4 November 2010

    Dear Mr President,

    Lots of folk have lots of advice for you and I doubt if mine will ever reach you, but I’d be a failed citizen if I did not try.

    Stop. Stop with the bipartisan notion.  Stop with any form or display of openness to the Republicans.  They don’t want it.  

    What they want, and they’ve informed you directly, is to make you a one term President.  They mean it.

    So, the advice – if you haven’t already, call Senator Reid to the Whitehouse.  Ask Senator Reid to either personally or through another Democratic Senator – Feingold would be a apropos choice – immediately upon resuming business to bring the Disclose Act to a vote.  Remember your 21 August 2010 address to the Nation – that’s why I selected this piece of legislation to launch the Constitutional Option. Upon attempt to filibuster, Senator Reid or his surrogate calls a point of order (Constitutional Option).  You know the drill at that point.  

    Upon having the way cleared for the vote on the Disclose Act, as you know, the precedent would now be set and Senator Reid can begin calling to vote the hundreds of pieces of legislation already passed by the House, as well as calling to vote the dozens of appointments requiring confirmation.  Within the span of six weeks, you and Majority Reid can bring vast benefits to Americans and make it absolutely clear that it was purely Republican obstructionism, aided by an Unconstitutional procedure in the Senate that enabled that obstructionism.

    The Senate Majority Leader of the 112th Congress can fire-wall any of the garbage legislation that the Republicans will undoubtedly shovel into the Senate.

    By taking this bold action, now, even If you happen to be a one-term President, you likely will have passed more substantive and helpful legislation than any of your predecessors have in their first (or only) term.  

    However, I humbly predict that if you and Majority Leader Reid take this course of action you will win a landslide victory of proportions never seen before.  

    You see, Mr President, the only problem you have is that you do not realize the majority of Americans actually want you to succeed and you have a very clear mechanism for doing so.  

    You simply need to say NO to the Republicans, and you and the Majority Leader of the 112th Congress can say that to them, day after day, throughout the 112th Congress along with asking them one simple question – where are the jobs, Republicans, where are the jobs.

    All the best

    Boehner, Where are the jobs, dude?

    by understandinglife on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 07:53:18 PM PDT

    •  take the power you have today and use it because (5+ / 0-)

      tomorrow it may be gone and what will you have to show for your time at bat?

      •  Exactly. And, it would be bold, extremely ... (5+ / 0-)
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        Sylv, Alma, singe, SJerseyIndy, P Mikkelsen

        ... helpful to most Americans, and would finally draw into precise, cogent contrast the crazy, mean, avaricious Republicans with the majority of us who support good governance -- the Democratic Party.

        Thank you.

        Boehner, Where are the jobs, dude?

        by understandinglife on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:03:05 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  And the American people need to make some (4+ / 0-)
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          big decisions about the future they want to create for their kids and grandkids. one such decision is do they want them to live without affordable health care such that if they have cancer or diabetes or heart disease or fall off a ladder they won't be able to get treated or do you want to see a system in place that gives them access to proven treatments, devices and so on to cope with their health as they get older, develop diseases or have accidents befall them? They need to look at real numbers and see that making every person an island with a few thousand dollar "coupon" to take out into the "free market and shop" for a health care plan does not come close to gaining the kind of access a collectived national  systems have proven to provide. This and other choices need to be illuminated and put in front of the American people who I fear are not becoming more informed by the wealth of communication sources available but rather are becoming more and more   frustrated and escapist in reaction to the increasingly complex world they find themselves in. In short there will never be a better time than now to push for what progressives really know is needed.

    •  AMEN to this! Did you see Doris Kearns Goodwin (5+ / 0-)

      on Colbert?  She told how Harry Truman reacted to just such a midterm trouncing.  He felt liberated and threw caution to the wind.  How about alittle "Give 'em hell" Obama???

  •  Hey , (3+ / 0-)
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    I clicked on every link , yes I did .

  •  Here's the straight stuff ! (2+ / 0-)
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    Regulate banks, not bedrooms

    by Eagleye on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:00:38 PM PDT

  •  What about VA-11? (5+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, Alma, SJerseyIndy, fabucat, kerflooey

    Northern Virginia suburbs... one of the few Dem districts in the state.  Gerry Connolly holds a 935 vote lead over his opponent (Fimian) with only 300 ballots left to count.  On election night, Fimian's camp said they were awaiting the results of a canvass before they decided whether or not to request a recount.  Clearly, the canvass didn't result in a change in his favor.  In fact, in the interim, the margin (for Connolly) has nearly doubled.  It's one more seat in the House -- and it's the one I voted for!  Get on with it already!

  •  winners need to diary their election opinions (4+ / 0-)
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    i'm getting sick and tired of listening to losers point fingers of blame back and forth at each other for the last couple days

    yeah, a lot of people lost this election

    but a lot of us fucking won this election and i think maybe the losers should shut the fuck up for a bit and let the winners offer some fucking advice about how to win a goddamn election

    especially those of us in close purple races.

    while the rest of the democrats were getting their asses handed to them we were kicking asses

    we should be the ones talking about how to move forward instead of the folks who got blown out and can't point a finger at someone else fast enough

    We live in hard time. Not end times. - Jon Stewart

    by bluefaction on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:05:31 PM PDT

  •  Good article today in the LA Times on (6+ / 0-)

    how green work Jerry Brown did decades ago has, over time, made California the most energy-efficient state, and now that he's in again, he'll pick all that up where he left off.

    Also, a good alliance between the tech entrepreneurs and the greenies here helped elect Democrats and accelerate the green revolution. Gave me hope for the future for this state.

    That, and how Latinos helped kicked Fiorina's and Whitman's asses. THIS AIN'T ARIZONA, Chingados.

    "This is NOT the last election on earth."--WT

    by Wildthumb on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:07:17 PM PDT

  •  AP calls Quinn for IL gov. (3+ / 0-)
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    no surprise, Brady is still not conceding.  After all, he already had his transition team in place.

  •  No rescue for my "blue pixel" diary? (0+ / 0-)

    I got an earache standing in the rain helping my county Democratic Party, and would appreciate at least a couple more reads of my Election Day diary Dallas County: A Blue Pixel in Texas.  (You can also find it on the Recommend List at Burnt Orange Report).

    I'm a damned fine precinct chair in the Democratic part of a horribly drawn congressional district.

    by CoolOnion on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 09:38:46 AM PDT

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