Republican Pat Toomey Wins Pennsylvania US Senate Race Over Sestak … GOP+6, Corbett (R) Wins Governorship & Numerous House Races
It has been a tremendous night for the GOP in the “Keystone” state of Pennsylvania …
Republican Pat Toomey has been declared the winner in the Pennsylvania US Senate race over Democrat Joe Sestak. This is a GOP pick up of the Senate seat formerly held by Republican turned Democrat turned Democrat primary loser Senator Arlen Specter. This is GOP pickup #6.
Pat Toomey, the Republican conservative and newly elected Pennsylvania senator, says the Democrat he defeated, Rep. Joe Sestak, served his country honorably.
Toomey was elected to Arlen Specter’s Senate seat Tuesday in one of the most hotly contested races in the nation.
Speaking at an Allentown-area hotel, Toomey told the crowd that “the people of Pennsylvania have spoken and they have delivered us a victory.”
Sestak conceded defeat in a speech at a suburban Philadelphia hotel in his congressional district. Holding his 9-year-old daughter, Alex, he told the crowd, “It is now Alex time.”
Add Republican Tom Corbett to the list of GOP wins in PA as he won the Governorship over Democrat Dan Onorato. But wait, it gets even better for Republican with House races.
Big pick ups by the GOP over Democrat incumbents in Pennsylvania:
- U.S. House District 3 – Republican Kelly has defeated incumbent Democrat Dahlkemper.
- U.S. House District 7 – Republican Meehan defeated Democrat Lentz
- U.S. House District 10- Carney (D) 45% – Marino (R) 55%
- U.S. House District 11 – Kanjorski (D) 45% – Barletta (R) 55%
- U.S. House District 8 – Murphy (D) 47% – Fitzpatrick (R) 53%
Last week we did a post on the US House races in New York state and the potential loses and the purge of Democrats. In a dark blue state like NY … could it really be possible that House races could flip to Republicans? Even though the Senate and Governor races went to the Democrats, it is the House races that are the real story.
Let’s go to the election results and see how those races are going in NY state.
1. Hall (D) v. Hayworth (R): In the U.S. House District 19 with 45% Precincts Reporting the Republican Hayworth has a 53% to 47% lead over Democrat Hall.
RACE CALLED FOR REPUBLICAN HAYWORTH … GOP +1
2. Bishop (D) v. Altschuler (R): U.S. House District 1 with 30% Precincts Reporting the Republican Altshuler is trailing by only 2% to Democrat Bishop 51% to 49%.
3. McCarthy (D) v. Becker (R): In the U.S. House District 4 with 10% Precincts Reporting, Republican Becker has a 58% to 42% lead over Democrat Carolyn McCarthy.
4. Owens (D) v. Doheny (R):In the U.S. House District 23 with 48% Precincts Reporting the Democrat Owens has a 48% to 46% lead over Doheny.
5. Israel (D) v. Gomez (R): U.S. House District 2 with 28% Precincts Reporting, the Democrat has a 56% to 43% lead.
6. Arcuri (D) v. Hanna (R)- In the U.S. House District 24 with 52% Precincts Reporting Republican challenger Hanna has a 55% to 45% lead over incumbent Arcuri.
REPUBLICAN ARCURI DECLARED WINNER … GOP +2
7. Grimm (R) v. McMahon (D) – In the U.S. House District 13 with 44% Precincts Reporting, Grim leads 50% to 49%.
8. Reed (R) v. Zeller (D) - In the U.S. House District 29 with 91% Precincts Reporting, Republican Tom Reed has been declared the winner over incumbent Democrat Matt Zeller 56% to 45%.
RACE CALLED FOR REPUBLICAN REED … GOP +3
9. Gibson (R) v. Murphy (D) – U.S. House District 20 with 88% Precincts Reporting …
RACE CALLED FOR THE GOP CHALLENGER GIBSON +4
Big Wins in Tennessee for Republicans … Governor Race, Haslim & GOP House Pick Ups .. DesJarlais (TN-04), Black (TN-06), Fincher (TN-08)
There have been huge wins for the Republican win the Volunteer state of Tennessee and GOP pickups across the board.
Tennessee has a new governor and a new party in power. Republican Bill Haslim has won in a landslide against Democrat Mike McWherter. This is a GOP pick up as Democrats appear to be losing Governorships across America tonight.
Tennessee is the first state in Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections to turn from blue to red, after Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, a Republican, edged past Democrat Mike McWherter.
Haslam will succeed Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was precluded from running again by term limits.
Also, House races in Tennessee have seen pick-ups for the GOP over the so-called Blue Dog Democrats and former blue dog seats who cut and retired before losing.
Incumbent Democrat Lincoln Davis has lost a contentious 4th District congressional race that tried to portray him as turning too liberal for the conservative district.
With 76 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Davis’ opponent, Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais, had 89,089, or 57 percent of the vote, to Davis’ 58,202, or 37 percent
Nancy Pelosi Living in a World of Denial … “we’re on pace to maintain a majority in the House of Representatives”
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier today, “we’re on pace to maintain a majority in the House of Representatives.” The botox has finally got to Pelosi’s brain. It’s one thing to be positive and put forth a positive image, it’s another to look like a total out of touch buffoon.
This goes beyond SPIN and just looks plain foolish.
Oh really Madame Speaker … have you taken a look at the House races in Florida and Virgina? Incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello just went down in flames and Fox News has just called the race for Robert Hurt. Also U.S. House District 9 incumbent Boucher (D) loses to challenger Griffith (R).
Another Democrat loss in Florida in U.S. House District 24 as GOP Adams defeats Democrat incumbent Kosmas.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late this afternoon that she is confident the House Democrats’ message to preserve Social Security and fight for the middle class will resonate with voters. “We’re on pace to maintain the majority in the House of Representatives,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters gathered in a second-floor conference room at the Democrats’ headquarters in Washington.
Great news from Florida. With 30% of the vote counted, the reprehensible Alan Dis-Grayson is trailing Republican Dan Webster 57% to 37% in Florida -8. Can there be a more fitting victory tonight for the GOP and America to see Grayson go down in flames.
Video Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
ITS OFFICIAL … FOX NEWS HAS CALLED THE RACE … GRAYSON GONE!!!
Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson — at the same time loved and hated by partisans across the country — was ousted from Congress on Tuesday by Dan Webster, a quiet conservative known to Central Florida voters after nearly three decades in the Legislature.
With nearly all precincts counted, Webster had 56 percent of the vote to Grayson’s 38 percent.
Say goodbye Allan and don’t let the door hit you, actually why don’t you let it hit you in the a$$ on the way out.
READY, SET … VOTE!!!
The Cook Political Report has its final predictions for the 2010 midterm elections and Charlie Cook has the GOP regaining control of the House of Representatives while the GOP will make significant gains in the Senate, but will fall short of control. The forecast for the Cook Political Report is an expectation of a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House and for six to eight seats in the Senate. Also, Republicans are predicted to pick up 6 to 8 governorships.
In its final forecast for the election cycle, The Cook Political Report expects a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House, with six to eight seats in the Senate. Below are the final outlooks and latest ratings changes.
Although Cook’s forecasts are on the conservative side many just do not know what will occur on November 2. As Gallup stated just the other day with their 55% to 40% Generic Congressional ballot, we are in uncharted territory and the numbers could get extremely high for the GOP. More discussion at Hot Air, including Ed Morrissey’s predictions. Jim Geraghty says it could go as high as 70 in the House. Personally, if the enthusiasm gap and the Congressional Generic ballots prove to be true, it could go higher than 70.
My predictions are the GOP +68 in the House and +9 in the Senate.
According to the final USA Today/Gallup measuring Americans’ voting intentions for Congress shows Republicans will win big Tuesday night in the 2010 midterm elections. Gallup is reporting that the GOP lead in voter intentions is so large that Republicans will take the House and at least 40 seats no matter what the voter turnout is. It is not just Gallup, the final final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before Tuesday’s elections show that 50% of likely voters prefer a GOP-controlled Congress.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Democrats … It’s coming
The final USA Today/Gallup measure of Americans’ voting intentions for Congress shows Republicans continuing to hold a substantial lead over Democrats among likely voters, a lead large enough to suggest that regardless of turnout, the Republicans will win more than the 40 seats needed to give them the majority in the U.S. House.
The results are from Gallup’s Oct. 28-31 survey of 1,539 likely voters. It finds 52% to 55% of likely voters preferring the Republican candidate and 40% to 42% for the Democratic candidate on the national generic ballot — depending on turnout assumptions. Gallup’s analysis of several indicators of voter turnout from the weekend poll suggests turnout will be slightly higher than in recent years, at 45%. This would give the Republicans a 55% to 40% lead on the generic ballot, with 5% undecided.
Gallup has the Congressional Generic ballot at Republicans 55% and Democrats 40%. They are predicting a GOP House win of 60+ seats. These polling numbers are as high as we have seen from Gallup and represent as NRO states, it could be uncharted territory.
Republicans Hold 10% Lead in CNN Congressional Ballot Which Can Explain … Rasmussen Has GOP Leading in 6 of 7 Toss Up Senate Races
Just days away and more disastrous polling data for Democrats …
With just two days to go before the long awaited 2010 midterm elections, according to the most recent CNN/Opinion Research poll, Republicans hold a commanding 10% lead in the Generic Congressional ballot over Democrats at 52% to 42%. Also in the poll, Obama has a 48% – 48% favorable/unfavorable rating. One might think that is promising compared to other Obama job approval polls; however, that is down from down from September’s polling when Obama was at 53% favorable and 45% unfavorable. The rending is headed in the wrong direction. Full pdf polling results can be seen HERE.
The GOP’s 10 point advantage in the “generic ballot” question in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released Sunday is slightly larger than the seven point advantage Republican candidates had on the eve of the 1994 midterms, when the party last took control of Congress from the Democrats.
“But unlike 1994, when polls indicated the public had a positive view of the Republican party, a majority of Americans now do not have a favorable view of the GOP,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
According to the poll, 52 percent of likely voters say they will vote for the generic Republican in their congressional district, with 42 percent saying they will vote for the generic Democrat, four percent saying neither and two percent undecided. The GOP’s 10-point lead is up from a seven-point advantage in a CNN poll conducted in early October.
At Real Clear Politics the GOP leads Democrats by 7.8% in the Generic Congressional Vote.
As stated at the Political Wire, the 2010 election is about saying “NO” to Democrats and “NO” to the Obama, Pelosi, Reid socialist agenda change. It is not a vote of confidence to the GOP. However, this is the reason why when Republicans are reelected to office, they will be on probation and best listen to WE THE PEOPLE.
It gets worse for Democrats and the US Senate might just be in play after all. As reported at the Gateway Pundit, according to Rasmussen, in 6 of the 7 toss up US Senate states … Republicans are ahead in the polls.
Rasmussen Reports has Republicans leading in 6 of 7 senate seats just two days before the midterm election. West Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington all show the Republican candidate leading their liberal opponent. In CaliforniaCarly Fiorina is still in striking range of unseating far left Senator Maam.
Think about how much of a drubbing Democrats are about to take in the 2010 midterm elections when it comes to the US Senate. There are 37 seats up for reelection in 2010. Democrats will win 8, Republicans will win 22 and 7 states are toss-ups … with the GOP ahead in 6 of the 7. Imagine if all Senate seats were up for reelection like in the House, the GOP would be looking at a 70+ seat majority.
Obama closing in on an approval rating in the 30′s … It would appear that it is Obama’s approval ratings that are in the ditch.
Obama’s approval ratings in the ditch
And so it begins … with less than a week before the 2010 midterm election, President Barack Hussein Obama’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of 41%. According to the most recent Fox News Opinion Dynamic poll, Obama has a 41% approval rating and a 50% disapproval. Also, two-thirdsof Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in America. Can you say the avalanche is gaining momentum?
Two-thirds of voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country today, and more than not think Barack Obama’s presidency has made the country weaker (45 percent) rather than stronger (37 percent).
The president’s job approval among registered voters is currently 41 percent, a record low. This compares to 43 percent in mid-October and 46 percent in early September. Half disapprove of Obama’s performance. Among likely voters, negative sentiment is even stronger: 40 percent approve and 55 percent disapprove.
If and when Republicans win big on November 2 … the gifts might just keep on coming.
Time might have just provided even greater reason and emphasis for Republican, Conservative and Independents to vote on November 2, 2010 … Pelosi and others Democrats might retire if GOP wins big. Not able to cope with their drubbing, Pelosi and gang are going to take their toys and go home. God willing!
According to TIME, could Democrat House Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi be leaving the Congress? It is being speculated that if Republicans win big in the 2010 midterm elections and take of the House, not only will Pelosi lose her gavel and be relegated to the minority party, she might also opt to retire altogether. Pelso has been the liberal lightening rod of the Democrat party and if they are blown out, as is highly expected, it is thought that Pelosi would not necessarily be the Democrats minority leader.