Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SnS Blue: The Outcome So Far

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As of this evening, this is where the remaining Slobber And Spittle Blue candidates are doing:

  • Eric Massa, the former Navy Commander from the NY-29 Congressional district, has apparently won his race against incumbent Randy Kuhl. Eric won't claim victory, he wrote in an e-mail to supporters, until the last vote is counted, since the margin is pretty thin:

    While many prominent news organizations such as the Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, and Politico have already called this race in our favor, my respect for our democratic system prevents me from making such a declaration until every vote is counted. To do any less would be a disservice to our democracy and our men and women serving overseas whose votes are yet to be counted.

    I can't blame him. We've been burned by such predictions before, haven't we?

  • Sam Bennett has lost her race against incumbent Bush enabler Charles Dent. Just to give you an idea of why, here are a couple of quotes from the Morning Call, the principal newspaper in her district:

    Bennett came out on the attack from the start, seeking to portray Dent as a George Bush Republican who had walked lockstep with the unpopular president. Bennett lobbed several accusations at the incumbent in hopes to sway thousands of undecided voters to support her.

    Dent countered with jabs at the nonprofit Bennett runs, Properties of Merit, focusing on her salary, which until last summer accounted for nearly one third of the charity's total budget.

    Dent Retains Seat In 15th

    In other words, Bennett criticized Dent's voting record, and Dent retorted with personal sliming, and this is equivalence in the eyes of the Morning Call. Here's the other quote:

    Dent, 48, is a moderate who has sought to distance himself from Bush throughout the campaign.

    Dent Retains Seat In 15th

    Why even make such an observation, which is certainly going to evoke the obvious question: Does a moderate vote with the most out-of-control President of all time more than 85 percent of the time, including all the most important issues like FISA, the PATRIOT Act, and the Iraq War? The only things he didn't support Bush on were the things he knew he'd pay for in his home district, near as I can see.

  • As expected, Andrew Rice lost his race for Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seat. The most dismaying thing about this loss was the margin: 57 - 39. Unfortunately, Oklahoma is one of the least Democrat-friendly states in the country, as the AP notes:

    Oklahoma voters gave Republican John McCain his biggest percentage victory of any state despite the Democratic tide that swept Democrat Barack Obama into the presidency.

    Oklahoma loses federal stroke in election

    I have no idea what a "federal stroke" is, but if it's anything to do with knowing who is screwing them, Oklahomans lost it a long time ago.

  • Darcy Burner is in yet another tight race for the WA-08 Congressional district with incumbent phony Dave Reichert. Darcy was slimed recently by Reichert, with the willing help of one of our local papers. This egregious piece of shilling may end up being the difference in this race, although at the moment it's hard to tell who is going to win. Burner is trailing by about 500 votes, with almost half the votes in King County, the main part of her district, still to be counted. She just sent an e-mail to her supporters indicating she will wait for more votes to be tallied before either conceding or claiming victory.

    There may be a recount in this one.

  • Finally, Donna Edwards has won a lopsided victory in her MD-04 Congressional district. This is a heavily Democratic district, and the only real contest was the one she faced against reprobate Democrat Al Wynn in the primary.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to the other fine candidates for your efforts.

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