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November 4, 2010 | 10:43 am

“Letter to a Whiny Young Democrat”

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If you’re a Democrat, you have probably been engaged in, are currently engaged in, or will be engaged in some type of discussion involving just what the hell happened on Tuesday. One immediate cause of the electoral catastrophe: Youth turnout. From CBS News: The youth vote–18-to-29-year-olds–who helped catapult President Obama into office makes up an […]

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Morning Splash: Election Results

November 3, 2010 | 8:04 am

Morning Splash: Election Results

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The outcome, in a nutshell’s nutshell: Great night for Republicans, considerably lousy one for Democrats. Republicans just about ran the table in the House, surpassing even the upper end of projections with a 60-seat gain. That’s an even more sweeping victory than the 52-seat gain that ushered in the Newt Gingrich era in 1994. John […]

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November 3, 2010 | 12:22 am

Election Night Recap: Results

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Well we’re headed to bed over here. Quick summary of tonight’s results, from around the web: The Republicans take the House but fall short of capturing the Senate Brown defeats Whitman, Boxer defeats Fiorina, Newsom defeats Maldonado Prop 19, legalization of marijuana, loses Prop 23, suspension of global warming law, loses Prop 25, reducing the […]

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November 2, 2010 | 9:42 pm

AP: Harry Reid Wins; AP: Republican Mark Kirk Takes Obama’s Old Seat

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Sen. Harry Reid survives challenge from Sharron Angle in Nevada (LA Times) Mark Kirk gets past Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois Senate matchup (LA Times)

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November 2, 2010 | 9:10 pm

AP Calls It For Boxer, Brown; Dems Keep Senate Control

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Boxer hangs on in California (MSNBC) Calif. voters give Brown a return trip as governor (AP) Democrats lose 5 Senate seats, but keep majority (AP)

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November 2, 2010 | 8:39 pm

Will Pelosi Retire?

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Boy I hate to start in on Nancy Pelosi so soon, but there’s already been a lot of speculation as to her plans after this electoral disaster. The Atlantic Wire has a round-up of pieces on this topic from different sources, including the Chronicle.

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November 2, 2010 | 7:56 pm

CNN, MSNBC, Fox News All Project House to Change Hands

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CNN – “Republicans rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction with the state of the economy to win majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, while Democrats were poised to retain their majority in the Senate.” MSNBC “Republicans roared toward a sweeping electoral victory Tuesday, wresting control of the House and […]

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November 2, 2010 | 6:33 pm

Election Night – The Preamble

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So here we are. One night after the elation of an exceedingly rare World Series victory, the Bay Area must do an about face and steel itself for what many in this liberal coastal enclave will certainly consider to be a national electoral disaster. In the Bay Area, the Democrats are the home team, and […]

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