Election night is almost here—Tuesday!—and there are a ton of races to follow. The Senate is the big target this year, but there are plenty of governorships and House races worth watching as well. While the GOP is expected to make gains overall, it's possible that Democrats can deny them victories in key races, and perhaps even keep the Senate.
What follows is an hour-by-hour guide to Tuesday's House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. You can check out the map for a visualization of each poll closing time: All times are Eastern. I use Daily Kos Election's data that calculates how well Obama and Romney did in each congressional district, which you can find here.
This post focuses on Senate, gubernatorial, and House races. There are, of course, plenty of other competitive races for statewide office (I wrote about attorneys general contests here for example), state legislatures, mayors, and plenty of other offices, but I'm limiting the scope of this post to those categories. In the beginning of the night when there are fewer races to track, I'll lay out some bellwether counties to look at, but once polls close at 8 PM ET in a number of states, I go to a more bird's eye view of everything.
Head below the jump for a look at the state of play when polls start to close at 6 PM ET.
• 6 PM ET: Indiana (Eastern Time Zone), and Kentucky (Eastern Time Zone):
: For the first hour of election night, there's really only one game in town: the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. Neither Indiana nor Kentucky has any particularly competitive House races and neither is hosting any gubernatorial contests. All eyes will be on the parts of Kentucky where the polls have closed to see how incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is faring against Democrat Alison Grimes.
Most polls have McConnell holding a clear but not invincible lead. For Grimes to win, she'll need to do well in Jefferson County, home of Louisville and the largest county in the state. Jefferson leans Democratic (though McConnell used to hold local office there before heading to the Senate), but Grimes will need to run up the score there to have a chance. In 2008, McConnell defeated Bruce Lunsford 53-47 statewide while losing Jefferson 56-44. Grimes will probably need to win at least a minimum of 60 percent of the vote here to pull off a close win. If Grimes is at or above 60, she may be set for a good night. If she's clearly falling below that, she's probably in for a rough night.
Fayette County, home of Lexington, is another large county to watch. Lunsford took it 54-46 and Grimes will need to improve on that. Grimes will probably need to take it with at least 57 percent of the vote to emerge victories. These two counties alone won't guarantee anything—Grimes will need to outperform Lunsford pretty much across the board to win. But these two areas will give us an early idea of how things are going.
• 7 PM ET: Florida (Eastern Time Zone), Indiana (rest of state), Kentucky (rest of state), Georgia, New Hampshire (most towns), South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia:
: Plenty of states close at 7 PM ET, giving us a lot to watch. Attention will immediately turn to the Sunshine State, where Democrat Charlie Crist is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The race is expected to be very close, and it will be a big surprise if one candidate builds up a clear lead. There are a ton of counties to look at in Florida, but one that could give us an early clue on who is favored is Miami-Dade. In 2010 and 2012, both Rick Scott and Barack Obama won the state by about 1 point, and Miami-Dade helps explain why. Democrat Alex Sink won the county 56-42 but Obama took it 62-38. Crist will definitely want to be closer to Obama's margin here.
Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the Tampa Bay area are also places where Crist needs to do well. Sink won them 50-47 and 51-45, while Obama carried them 53-46 and 52-46, respectively. Those small margins can make all the difference between a close loss and a close win. Finally, Orange County, home of Orlando, is worth watching. Sink won it 54-43 while Obama carried it 59-40.
Florida is also the home to a few competitive House districts. Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in Miami's 26th District faces a tough and expensive fight to hold his seat, and both parties will be watching this one closely. Even on a GOP-friendly night, Team Blue may be able to pickup the conservative but ancestrally blue 2nd District around Tallahassee, where Democrat Gwen Graham is running a strong campaign against Republican Rep. Steve Southerland. If things are looking good for the Republicans nationally, Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy could be in trouble in the 18th District. Murphy is a strong campaigner and he faces a lackluster Republican foe, but at 51-48 Romney, this seat could be in play in a GOP-friendly year even with Murphy doing everything right.
• Georgia: We have competitive statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as in GA-12. In Georgia, if no one wins 50 percent in November, the top two candidates advance to a runoff. In a good night for Democrats, Michelle Nunn may be able to take more than 50 percent and win her Senate race outright. Jason Carter will probably have a tougher time doing this even under the best of circumstances. It still looks much more likely that both races will go to runoffs. If things go to hell in a hand basket, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and/or Republican Senate candidate David Perdue may be the ones to come out on top with a majority, but this still isn't the most likely scenario.
It's been a while since there's been a competitive statewide race in the Peach State, so it's hard to get a sense of where the benchmarks are. However, one county to watch is Gwinnett. This large suburban Atlanta county used to be a GOP stronghold, but it's been getting more diverse and bluer. As Romney was winning statewide 53-45, he was taking Gwinnett 54-45. The Democratic ticket doesn't necessarily need to win it, but they'll want to keep things close here if they want any chance to win outright on Tuesday.
Democratic Rep. John Barrow easily won his Augusta-area seat in 2012 as Romney was taking it, but the GOP is targeting him once again. Barrow is a tough campaigner and if he's winning despite all the GOP attacks, that's a good sign for Democrats nationwide. If Barrow is being dragged down though, that bodes ill for other Democrats hoping to win in conservative areas.
• New Hampshire: Most of New Hampshire closes at 7 PM ET, with a few towns remaining open until 8 PM ET. The big race to watch will be the U.S. Senate contest. Even in a neutral year for Democrats, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen would be favored to hold her seat against carpetbagging Republican Scott Brown. Brown has run a very shaky (to be charitable) campaign, but New Hampshire is a state that shifts with the national mood. Most polls show a close fight, with a narrow edge for Shaheen. This is a seat the Democrats absolutely need to hold to keep the Senate.
Both of the state's House races are competitive. The big one to watch is the 1st District, where Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is trying to hold on against Republican Frank Guinta. Shea-Porter was one of 2006's surprise winners but got bounced by Guinta in 2010, only to beat him in their 2012 rematch. Her seat went for Obama by a 50-49 margin and it is a good bellwether for how things are going elsewhere.
Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster is seen as less vulnerable and holds a much more favorable district. If Kuster is struggling against Republican Marilinda Garcia, that's a sign House Democrats are in for a rough night. Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is in a similar situation. She should be favored against Republican Walt Havenstein under any normal circumstances, and if she's trailing it's likely more due to the political climate than anything she's done.
• South Carolina: If Democrats are on the upswing, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley may be in trouble. Haley came unexpectedly close to losing to Democrat Vincent Sheheen in 2010 of all years, but she's seen as safer this time around.
• Virginia: If Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is in any danger against Republican Ed Gillespie, his party should probably forget about holding the Senate. Warner is one of the most popular politicians anywhere and has led Gillespie in every poll, and if he's in any trouble, less formidable Democrats are probably about to lose elsewhere. One note for the Old Dominion is to wait for Northern Virginia to come in before drawing too many conclusions. In 2012, the rural conservative areas reported first, giving Republicans Mitt Romney and George Allen initial leads. However, the Northern Virginia Counties (Loudon, Prince William, and especially Fairfax) more than came through for Obama and now-Sen. Tim Kaine.
There is one competitive House race, the open GOP-held 10th District in Northern Virginia. Democrats are fielding Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust while the GOP has nominated state Delegate Barbara Comstock. Romney won 50-49 here, and both parties have spent heavily in the district. If Foust is winning this swing seat, that bodes well for his party elsewhere, although what polling there is indicates Comstock has the edge.
• 7:30 PM ET: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia:
• North Carolina
: For once there isn't too much to see in Ohio, although Democrats are hoping to oust Secretary of State John Husted. North Carolina is another story. Most polls give Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan a small lead against Republican Thom Tillis, but it's tight. This is another must-win Senate seat for Democrats, and a Hagan victory would bring a huge sigh of relief for Democrats. One area to watch is Wake County, home of Raleigh. Obama won it 55-44 as he was narrowly losing the state 50-48. Hagan will be looking to outperform Obama here, if only by a little.
• West Virginia: The Mountain State is the home of two competitive House races. The state has turned hard against national Democrats and Rep. Nick Rahall is in real trouble in the southern 3rd District. This is another race that both parties have spent heavily on, and it will be closely watched. The open Republican-held 2nd District around Charleston voted for Mitt Romney 60-38, but both parties believe it could flip to the Democrats. The GOP candidate is largely to blame: Alex Mooney is a carpetbagger from Maryland, and his opponent Nick Casey has wasted no opportunity to remind voters of that fact. The GOP is still more likely than not to keep the seat, but a Democratic win would be a welcome sign for the party everywhere.
• 8 PM ET: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (rest of state), Illinois, Kansas (Central Time Zone), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone), Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire (rest of state), New Jersey, North Dakota (part of Central Time Zone), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota (Central Time Zone), Tennessee, Texas (Central Time Zone), Washington, DC:
That's certainly a lot of states. Since there are so many contests I'm going to separate out some states right now. There aren't any competitive gubernatorial, Senate, or House races in Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, or Washington, DC. Or if there are, we're all in for a massive surprise.
• Connecticut: We have a competitive rematch between Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley. Malloy became the Nutmeg State's first Democratic governor since the early 1990s in 2010 of all years, so we shouldn't draw too many national conclusions from it. The state's Democratic-held 4th and 5th districts are mildly competitive. If the GOP is within striking range in either, they're probably in for a good night elsewhere.
• Illinois: Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn narrowly held his seat in 2010, and he's hoping he can pull off a tight win against Republican Bruce Rauner. This is another seat that went against the national mood in 2010. The state is home to several notable House races that are better bellwethers. The Democratic-held 10th and 12th districts are expected to be tight. Rep. Brad Schneider in the 10th District in Chicago's northern suburbs is probably the narrow favorite against Republican predecessor Bob Dold (not to be confused with Bob Dole or Steve Holt!), who he narrowly unseated in 2012. This district went for Obama 58-41, but it is full of moderate constituents who are still willing to vote for Republicans they like.
Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart in the St. Louis-area 12th District is in for a tough race as well. Republican Mike Bost is a flawed candidate with well-known anger problems, but Obama won this seat only 50-48, and both parties agree it can flip. Democrats may be able to pull off a surprise in IL-13 if they're having a better-than-expected night. Republican Rep. Rodney Davis narrowly won in 2012 and Romney only narrowly carried this downstate seat. Still, given that state Democrats are struggling elsewhere, it's hard to see it flipping this year.
In a good GOP night, Republicans could make a play at the Quad City's 17th District, a blue seat that temporarily fell in 2010. If the tides are really with the GOP, IL-11 around Aurora may be worth keeping an eye on. Obama carried this seat 58-41, and Democratic Rep. Bill Foster has dramatically outraised his opponent. Foster is probably only losing in a big GOP wave.
• Kansas: The two big races to watch are the Republican-held governorship and Senate seat. Gov. Sam Brownback is in trouble even in this red state due to his mishandling of the state economy. If he's still staying above water, that's a good sign that voters are willing to hold their nose and vote for unpopular Republicans elsewhere.
The Senate race pits Republican incumbent Pat Roberts against independent Greg Orman. Roberts has been an absentee senator, barely returning home except to run for re-election, and he's found himself in an unexpectedly tough fight. Orman has said he'll caucus with whoever holds the majority, but he's been silent about what he'll do if he's the deciding vote. Polls project a close race, and Democrats would definitely rather have the unpredictable Orman in the Senate than the reliably conservative Roberts. If Brownback and Roberts are going down, the GOP could have problems holding the 2nd District around Topeka, although it's still a tough mountain to climb for Democrats even under the best of circumstances.
• Maine: The state is the home of a very close and unpredictable gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud, and it could go either way. The open 2nd District is Democratic-leaning, with Obama winning it 53-44. But if the GOP is doing well nationally, Republican Bruce Poliquin can definitely beat Emily Cain in this rural seat.
• Maryland: In a good or even neutral year, Democrat Anthony Brown would take the governorship in this blue state. However, the national GOP has been pouring money in to help Republican Larry Hogan, and they have been hammering Brown on tax hikes. Democrats have sent even more money to the Old Line State, and an upset is possible.
• Massachusetts: The Bay State has a history of electing Republican governors, and right now Republican Charlie Baker looks like he's at least the narrow favorite to beat Democrat Martha Coakley. The Democrats are defending the open 6th District around Salem. Obama won it 55-44, but both parties disagree on how well Republican Richard Tisei is doing against Seth Moulton. Democrats have largely canceled their ad reservations here, indicating they think Moulton will win, while the GOP is still sending resources to help Tisei. Democratic Rep. Bill Keating in the Cape Cod-area 9th District is a peripheral GOP target: If he falls, Democrats are in trouble elsewhere.
• Michigan: The biggest game in town will be the gubernatorial race. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has usually led Democrat Mark Schauer, but not by much. A Schauer victory would definitely be a big feather in the cap of national Democrats. On a good Democratic night, Team Blue could make a play at the GOP-held 1st, 7th, 8th, and 11th districts, although the national party has largely triaged them. Democrat Gary Peters has opened up a big lead in the open seat race for U.S. Senate and if he is in any trouble against Republican Terri Lynn Land, that's a bad sign for his party.
• New Jersey: The open GOP-held 3rd District is the one to watch. It voted for Obama but is ancestrally red, and recent polls haven't been good here for Team Blue. If the GOP is romping to victory, Republicans are probably in for at least a decent night elsewhere.
• North Dakota: Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has pretty much phoned in his race against Democratic state Sen. George Sinner, and hasn't even hired a campaign staff. Sinner has been running a good campaign and he has some built-in name recognition from his father, a former governor with the same name. If it's a decent night for Democrats, an upset is possible, but it's still a lot to ask for in this conservative state against the low-key Cramer.
• Oklahoma: The governorship here is a big longshot for Democrats, and if Joe Dorman is even giving Republican Gov. Mary Fallin a race, that's a good sign.
• Pennsylvania: If Democrat Tom Wolf isn't beating the stuffing out of unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, go to bed—it's a terrible night. Democrats hope that Corbett's immolation will extend to the GOP-held 6th and 8th districts in suburban Philadelphia, though the national party has been pessimistic about them.
• Rhode Island: The Ocean State is another state that has a history of electing GOP governors, so a Democratic loss wouldn't be a sign of the apocalypse. Still, Democratic Treasurer Gina Raimondo is favored and a loss would be surprising.
• South Dakota: About half the state will close at 8 PM ET. The Mount Rushmore State is home to a chaotic Senate contest, but Republican Mike Rounds seems to have stabilized things. Still, given how crazy this race has been, an upset by Democrat Rick Weiland isn't 100 percent impossible.
• Texas: The polls indicate that anything but a clear GOP win in the gubernatorial race would be a shock. There is a competitive race in TX-23, where freshman Democrat Pete Gallego is trying to hold on to his light red seat. Gallego is a tough candidate and if he loses, that's a bad sign for his party. Part of this district is in Mountain Time, so polls won't all be closed until 9 PM ET.
• 8:30 PM ET: Arkansas:
: The GOP looks favored to flip the governorship and U.S. Senate seat. On a decent night, Democrats Mike Ross and Sen. Mark Pryor could pull it off, but it won't be easy. Arkansas has been turning against Democrats in recent years, but they may be able to recapture the open 2nd District along with Little Rock. Former North Little Rock Pat Hays has proven to be one of the Democratic Party's best recruits nationally, and both sides acknowledge he can flip this district. If the less-appealing Republican French Hill is racking up a good margin against Hays, it's a bad sign for other Arkansas Democrats.
The GOP-held 4th District in the southern part of the state is a tougher Democratic target, but Republicans have recently deployed resources to protect it. If James Lee Witt is holding his own against Republican Bruce Westerman in this 62-36 Romney seat, that's a great omen for the party.
• 9 PM ET: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas (rest of state), Louisiana, Michigan (rest of state), Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota (rest of state), South Dakota (rest of state), Texas (rest of state), Wisconsin, Wyoming:
There aren't any competitive Senate, gubernatorial, or House races in New Mexico or Wyoming. The New Mexico state House is in play, but that's beyond the scope of this overview.
• Arizona: Democrats are hoping that Fred Duval can beat Republican Doug Ducey to take the governorship, but it's not going to be easy. The national party hasn't spent much here and polls largely indicate that Ducey is favored in what is still a conservative state.
Democrats are the ones on the defensive in three House seats: AZ-01, AZ-02, and AZ-09. The suburban Phoenix-based 9th District is the most Democratic, and if Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is in trouble against her unheralded Republican foe Wendy Rogers, that's a very bad sign for her party. The other two seats are much more competitive. In northern Arizona, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is fighting to hold on against state House Speaker Andy Tobin. Republicans have been underwhelmed by Tobin's campaign, but in a good GOP yea,r he can definitely take this Romney 50-48 seat.
In the Tucson-area 2nd District, Democratic Rep. Ron Barber faces a rematch with Martha McSally, who he narrowly beat in 2012. In a good GOP year, McSally should win, though national Republicans also reportedly unhappy with her campaign. Romney also won 50-48 here.
• Colorado: Democrats will be watching the Colorado Senate race closely. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has trailed in most recent polls, but the state has proven hard to accurately poll in the past. A Udall win would be a big relief for Democrats, while a victory for Republican Cory Garnder would be an important stepping stone to flipping the Senate for his party. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is in better shape, but his race against Republican Bob Beauprez is still unpredictable and can go either way. The Republicans are defending the swingy 6th District, but it would probably be only a tossup for Democrats in a neutral year. If the GOP is beating Udall and Hickenlooper, it will be hard for Democrats to flip the 6th.
• Louisiana: It's looking very certain that neither Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu nor Republican Bill Cassidy will get the majority of the vote to avoid a December runoff. If Landrieu is pulling off a surprise, Jefferson Parish will tell us. This large suburban New Orleans area backed Landrieu 52-46 in 2008, roughly the same as her statewide margin. If she's taking more than 50 percent here, that bodes well for her. The GOP-held 5th and 6th districts are also all but certain to go to a runoff, though it's unclear who will make it to December. Both sides should be easy Republican holds, although former Democratic Gov. Edwin Edwards can make things entertaining in LA-06.
• Minnesota: Unless there's a major surprise, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will win a second term without much trouble. The Democratic-held 7th and 8th districts are more competitive. In the former seat, Rep. Collin Peterson has always won his rural conservative constituency with ease, but the GOP is targeting him this time. If Peterson falls, it's probably a good night for Team Red. The 8th District is much more competitive and both sides are pouring money into winning it. The Iron Ridge has turned against national Democrats in recent years but still elects plenty of local Democrats, and incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan is hoping that tradition will carry him to victory against Stewart Mills.
• Nebraska: Republican Rep. Lee Terry has been vulnerable for years largely due to his own mishaps. Romney won this Omaha-based seat 53-46, but Terry's party has privately conceded that Terry is falling behind in the polls. If he still manages to hold back Democrat Brad Ashford, that's a good sign that his party is doing well elsewhere.
• New York: Democrats are largely on the defensive in the Empire State. The 1st and 24th districts are tossups, and could go either way. The GOP-held 11th on Staten Island is a strange race: Republican Rep. Michael Grimm is under indictment but plenty of his constituents agree with him when he says the government is unfairly targeting him. This race could conceivably stay red even if Democrats do decently nationally. In a good GOP night, the Democratic-held 18th District could flip. Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney is a formidable candidate in this Hudson Valley seat, but his predecessor, Nan Hayworth, is receiving plenty of aid from national Republicans.
• Wisconsin: The race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke will be one of the most closely watched anywhere. Democrats may later decide if 2014 was a good or bad year based on whether or not Walker falls. The open GOP-held 6th District is also worth keeping an eye on, although it's a tough pickup for the Democrats.
• 10 PM ET: Idaho (Mountain Time Zone), Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oregon (Mountain Time Zone), Utah:
Idaho will likely hold its results until polls close in the entire state an hour later. A small chunk of Oregon will close at 10 PM ET, but there won't be enough votes to tell us much.
• Iowa: The U.S. Senate seat is the main prize here. Democrat Bruce Braley was initially expected to hold it for his party, but a series of missteps and a stronger than expected campaign from Republican Joni Ernst has the GOP smelling a win here. A Braley victory would be a huge relief for his party, while an Ernst win would give the GOP a key seat. The open Democratic held-1st District is a similar story: Obama won it 56-43 and Democrat Pat Murphy was expected to easily keep it. However, both parties have recently begun spending money here, and Republican Ron Blum very much can win if the wind is at his back.
Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack 2nd District could also fall to the GOP, but probably only if we have a red wave. This is another 56-43 Obama seat, but both parties have been sending money there in the final week of the contest. Democrats do have a chance to flip the evenly divided 3rd District around Des Moines, where Republican David Young is running a weak campaign against Staci Appel. Still, at 51-47 Obama, Democrats can't take it for granted no matter what.
• Montana: In a good year Democrats could take the open House seat, but that looks tough this time around.
• Nevada: Democrats have struggled with turnout in the Silver State this time around, and could lose the friendly 4th District even if things aren't as bad elsewhere in the nation.
• Utah: Republicans believed that Mia Love would flip the open 4th District after Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson retired. She still probably will, but she has posted some weak poll numbers against Democrat Doug Owens.
• 11 PM ET: California, Hawaii, Oregon (rest of state), Washington:
: Democrats are mostly on the defensive in the Golden State. The party is protecting Ami Bera in the suburban Sacramento 7th District, Julia Brownley in Ventura County's 26th, and Scott Peters in San Diego's 52nd. Both parties are spending big in all three seats, and no one's sure how they'll all go. The Palm Springs' area 36th is a tougher target for the GOP. Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz represents a seat Obama only won 51-48, but he's done a very good job entrenching himself, while Republicans acknowledge that their candidate, Assemblyman Brian Nestande, is weak.
The Democrats best pickup opportunity is the open CA-31 around Redlands. Obama won it 57-41, and the GOP only won it in 2012 it due to a fluke. If Democrat Pete Aguilar isn't easily taking the district, it's a sign his party is having turnout problems. The Central Valley's CA-21 is also a Democratic opportunity but turnout tends to be weak in midterms there. Republican Rep. David Valadao should be favored against Democrat Amanda Renteria this year, although a surprise is possible.
• Idaho and Oregon: The GOP looks favored to keep the governorship in Idaho, and the Democrats look fine in Oregon. If both governorships flip to the other party, we're living in bizarro world.
• Hawaii: On a decent night, Democrats should keep the governorship and the open 1st District. However, the GOP is making a play for both. Democrat David Ige definitely improved his party's chances when he unseated unpopular Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary, but the GOP is hoping that Abercrombie's problems can still drag him down.
The 1st Distract features a matchup between Democratic state Rep. Mark Takai and former Rep. Charles Djou. Djou was unable to hold his seat in 2010 as an incumbent and should have an even tougher time this year, but polls show a close race. The GOP is also sending money here, indicating they think Djou can pull off an upset.
• Washington: The state's 1st District is another peripheral GOP target that should be fine under most circumstances.
• 12 AM ET: Alaska (most of state):
: Unlike most election nights, Alaska is very much worth staying up for. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is locked in a tough fight to hold his seat, and most roads to a GOP majority run through the Last Frontier. The governorship is also unpredictable, with Republican Gov. Sean Parnell facing a spirited challenge from independent Bill Walker, who is also the de facto Democratic candidate.
• 1 AM ET: Alaska (rest of state).
It's going to be an exciting election night from 6 PM ET to the wee hours of the morning, and we'll be liveblogging every bit of it at Daily Kos. Hope to see you there!