Results: Alabama | North Carolina
5:43 PM PT: NC-06: Democratic odds in this 58 percent Romney seat aren't great, but Team Blue has a legitimate candidate in former UNC administrator Laura Fjeld. Fjeld has been a good fundraiser and has much more available than Walker. This one is a longshot but is worth watching for the fall.
5:50 PM PT: AL-06, Auditor: We haven't forgotten either race. However, with so few votes counted, not much to say yet.
5:52 PM PT: AL-06: Here we go. With about 4 percent of precincts in, Gary Palmer is beating former frontrunner state Rep. Paul DeMarco 60-40.
5:54 PM PT: AL Auditor: 6 percent counted statewide and Dale Peterson is losing to the thugs and criminals (aka Jim Zeigler) 65-35.
5:56 PM PT: NC-06: The AP has called it for Walker, who leads 57-43. Big upset and bad night for powerful Berger family.6:01 PM PT:
6:03 PM PT: AL-06: 9 percent in and Palmer has a stable 60-40 lead. Palmer was backed by the Club for Growth while DeMarco more establishment flavored.
6:12 PM PT: AL-06: 25 percent in and Palmer is up 61-39. A poll gave us a heads up about Palmer surging last week, but still a surprise. DeMarco led 33-20 in first round.
6:19 PM PT: AL-06, AL Auditor: No calls yet but the writing's on the wall in both races. In AL-06 Palmer leads 61-39 with 37 percent in. In the auditor's race Dale Peterson trails 67-33 with 31 percent in. Peterson's opponent Jim Zeigler was nicknamed "Mr. 49 percent" due to his history of losing close elections: Looks like the curse has been broken.
6:26 PM PT: AL-06, AL Auditor: More votes are in but the big Palmer and Zeigler margins remain about the same. Only a matter of time before these are called.
6:37 PM PT: AL-06: The AP has called this for Gary Palmer, who easily beat former favorite Paul DeMarco. Big win for the Club for Growth here, who spent $250,000 hitting DeMarco. Romney won 74 percent in this very red district.
6:38 PM PT: AL Auditor: The AP has called this for Jim Zeigler, aka Not Dale Peterson. Winning 66-34.
6:43 PM PT: And with that, we're calling it a night here. Thanks for reading and see you back next week for Georgia, where we have GOP runoffs for Senate and GA-01, GA-10, and GA-11.