Short diary, but news reports say Ryan defeated Zerban to win an 8th congressional term in WI, giving him continued employment after his defeat as the VP candidate for Romney. Interesting speculation that some Ryan supporters who see him as a prime candidate for the ticket in 2016 are considering suggesting he leave Congress. Staying, they worry, would enable Democrats to force him into making votes and taking positions which would harm his hopes for the Presidency later and it might be better for him to go the think tank route or some other form of Koch Brothers welfare
Tammy Duckworth did defeat Joe Walsh in IL, but latest reports indicate Michele Bachmann is holding a comfortable, but not huge lead in her re-election effort in MN. Her margin is markedly lower than in past races, but looks like she will win.
Wish Ryan and Bachmann lost, but considering how many great races we have won so far tonight, you can't get too greedy. I think Bachmann is going to be weakened by this race.