Election Night News

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  1. 2 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Dems took control of VA senate? I don’t think so..

  2. 3 COS
    November 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Like all of the tweets. I would like to know why Dems did not help Buono or even go through the motion. I am puzzled.

    • 4 PamfromCalif
      November 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Me too. Seems very strange that the NJ Dem Party didn’t support Ms Buono.

    • 6 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I think they decided early on that it was not worth the money. Christie got a huge boost from the hurricane sandy visuals with PBO. In a way, it was PBO who gave him that win – and that will be his albatross come 2016….

      • November 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

        I’m about as far away from NJ as you can get in the continental US, but from what I’ve seen here at TOD from locals, there’s more to it than that, having to do with money/corruption.

        As they saw, follow the money, and Christie’s track record is to take from public education and give to the well-heeled (including, no doubt, other politicians, even Dems, if they can scratch his back).

    • 9 jackiegrumbacher
      November 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      COS, I suspect the NJ Dem Party was bought and paid for by Christie. Anyone looking would find a lot of deals under the table. New Jersey needs to clean its house and build a better Dem party. Dems in the state are not being served well by their leaders.

    • November 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      The NJ DEM Party Bosses are a lot like the Party Bosses here in Philadelphia…they maintain control thru deals and patronage…they do not want to align themselves with the Obama Coalition which empowers the grass roots or the issues that move the Middle Class forward…

  3. November 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    R-Mark Obenshain 1,037,017 50.6%
    D-Mark Herring 1,012,473 49.4%

    96% IN…………fingers crossed!!

  4. November 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    NYC should NOT have had GOPers in Gracie Mansion for the past 20 years.

  5. 17 Jewelz
    November 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I will not feel sorry for New Jersey when they start paying for the sins of re-electing Christie. They will get buyer’s remorse very soon. And as much as I like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, I really believe that we need a full time DNC chairperson going into the 2014 midterm election. I really want us to regain the House and retain or expand on our lead in the Senate. 2014 is extremely important because nothing will ever get done until we achieve these goals next year.

  6. 18 dotster3
    November 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    McAuliffe has a nice looking big fam. I had trouble figuring out which was the wife, compliments to her.

  7. 20 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Keep checking the top page of the post because I am updating it with more election news.

  8. 22 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      November 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Good riposte, UT. Christie won’t be governing at all since he will be focusing all his efforts on running for president. All NJ residents will see from now on is the back of his heels as he boards planes out of the state. They will learn very shortly that their governor is just not into them anymore.

      • 24 COS
        November 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        He was never into them Jackie. I was listening to Rendell painting him as a moderate on Rev Al’s show. The media has pushed that moderate meme while he is screwing the NJ citizens.

    • 25 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      The “Spirit of Sandy”?????? So delusional. To paraphrase our Joe Biden when he talked about Giuliani, it seems like Christie is going to sound like “Noun, Verb, Sandy.” 🙄

    • 27 yesteryum
      November 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      govern with the spirit of Sandy? Does that mean blustering around expelling a lot of wind and laying waste to NJ?

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  11. November 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    2% left to report…… I don’t think this race will be called until the end of the week.

  12. 39 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  13. 40 JER
    November 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  14. November 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    More on Cuccinelli and the “libertarian” (aka white male) aspect of the VA Gov race:


  15. 42 a4alice
    November 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    well mostly good things I think. NJ a dissapointment But lots of good so we take the good and go on to fight another day in 2014. We have run off voting here so I’m not sure what it’s looking like. we probably won’t know till tomorrow sometime and Mpls definately won’t know until tomorrow.

  16. 43 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Of course, I didn’t refresh before posting — so from the bottom of previous thread:

    Good evening, TOD! Back from a long day at the polls. Although I was unopposed, all the others on the tickect had very strong opposition, so I knocked lots of doors for my ticket. It paid off in my tiny Borough as we had a Dem sweep! BTW, I had the highest vote tally of all the offices.

  17. 57 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Overall, an average night for dems. Winning VA governorship and LG are is very good but terry’s margin is not that great. AG seems to be slipping away. Can’t believe cuckoonelli got over a million votes.

    NJ loss and NYC mayoral win by blowout margins were a given. So not much there.

    • 58 anniebella
      November 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      I don’t give a dam that the Dem didn’t win by a big margin in VA, the fact is the Dem won. McAuliffe a Democrat will be the Governor.,

    • 60 COS
      November 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      I think the voter purge affected the Virginia numbers for Dems.

      • 61 Obama Grandmama
        November 5, 2013 at 11:22 pm

        I wondered about that since not much was said about it. I was watching LOD and had to turn it off and delete the tape when Christie came on to give his victory speech. What was Lawrence thinking with Krystal Ball, Steve Blankety Blank and the guy that cow rote the new Obama bashing book? It seemed to be everyone saying negative things about the Dems and raves about the GOP. Unbelievable!

  18. 65 anniebella
    November 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Is Gov. Christie still up there lying? It seem he is going to talk all night. And the media is already trying to diminish McAuliffe win. A win is a win. And congratulation to Governor McAuliffe.

  19. 66 rikyrah
    November 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    DeBlasio’s speaking now!

  20. November 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Can’t believe that gun safety may have to wait until after #Landslide Dems 2014, since the GOP have NO intent on governing but this is an encouraging note, especially as that most heartrending anniversary of Sandy Hook draws near… just imagining those massacred as sweet second graders is just unbearable, can’t imagine what it’s like for their families.

    • 68 jackiegrumbacher
      November 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Arapaho, the GOP would actually be much happier as the minority party that just lobs endless brickbats over the wall. They absolutely hate governing, so we should oblige them and take it away from them–permanently.

  21. 69 a4alice
    November 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    OK bedtime


    Nite TOD

  22. November 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    So, Terry McMillan tweeted that she liked Christie. Then had to backpedal that she wouldn’t have voted for him.

    No, no, no. This is a war, whether you want to admit it or not. You don’t “like” the enemy. You beat the enemy into submission until it can no longer harm what you hold dear. Because sure as hell that’s how they see this conflict.

  23. 74 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Still keeping fingers crossed for Herring. I must say that Obenshain ran a good campaign. Even though he is just as insane as Kookinelli on women’s issues, he packed a lot of power into his one commercial: it was of him and his young adult daughter talking about how dad raised her to be independent and cracked down on “sex trafficking and sexual predators.” <—– i don't quite know what the backup for this is, and I've seen it creep into quite a few teabagger platforms (that they're tough on sex trafficking), but I'm sure it sounds good to the less informed. On the other hand, Herring's campaign was very understated, and his only commercial depicted Obenshain riding shotgun in an out-of-control car driven by Kookinelli. The message was clear: these candidates are two of a kind. I didn't see much of Herring besides that, so I hope it was enough. 😐

  24. November 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  25. 76 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  26. November 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    It is going to come down to Hampton & Norfolk. 68-32 Herring %’s, but only about 15-18 precincts left. He underperforming in Prince William, Lowden. About 40 precincts left where he is averaging 63-ish% ………..down 18K w/ 1% out!!

  27. 79 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    If the Democratic Party could do what OFA did with minorities, Republicans would never be a majority party.

    • 80 globalcitizenlinda
      November 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      even during the last election cycle, there were many who initially tried to down play the role of the black voters – until the final numbers were tallied for certification.

      The final numbers indicated that even more minorities voted for PBO in 2012 than in 2010 – with higher margins in states like Ohio (something media admitted it had not anticipated)

      why are these people constantly trying to trivialize the votes of some demographic groups????

  28. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I am trying my best not to say anything more about the NJ Dems – because it is nothing nice and I made my points before the vote;

    this is one of those times when I have to restrain myself from writing what is going on in my mind.

    I am taking the “vow of silence” on NJ Dems – for now at least.

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      November 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Whatever it is you’re not saying, I believe I’m also not saying.

    • 83 nathkatun7
      November 6, 2013 at 12:51 am

      My grandmother used to say that it’s no use crying over spilled milk. All you needed to do was clean up the mess and make sure you are careful not to spill the milk again. That’s the way I feel about New Jersey DEM. We have 2014 mid-term elections to focus on and this is no time for Democratic recriminations. I am sure by the time Christie finishes his second term people in NJ will be feeling the same way we felt here in CA by the end of Gov. Terminator’s 2nd term. Arnold run twice, and twice Democrats, especially environmentalists, supported him over Democratic candidates. So, I don’t think it is fair to come down so hard on New Jersey Democrats. I also think It’s important to select candidates who able to fire the passion and imagination of voters.

  29. November 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Keep in mind…40, 000 people were purged from the voter rolls

  30. 85 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  31. 86 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    • 87 4morefor44
      November 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      pathetic. suppose she never mentions how NJers also over rode her “leader’s” veto tonight at the same time. now that’s LEADERSHIP. huh?!?

      • 88 HZ
        November 5, 2013 at 11:46 pm

        Somebody needs to tell Ms. Huntsman that “America is Not crying out for a leader.” America voted in 2012 for a leader and we got one, President Barack Obama. No, America is screaming out loud how Republicans hide behind dirty money, loud and bully governors like Chris Cristie, and timid Repub women who would rather give up their bodies for crazy Repub men to probe and control. And Abby is talking about a leader? Shame on her. She just gave in to the “how stupid” will these Repub women like Abby continue to smile” while their men keep bullying them. Somebody please inform Abby that we have a damn great leader, and we are not crying. But we just began to kick ass. Now here comes 2014.

        I am going to bed before Chips and my family have to ask me to leave. Good night, TOD family. Tired of Abby’s crap anyway.HZ

        • 89 jacquelineoboomer
          November 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm

          Yes, HZ, firefly, we “just began to kick ass”!!! Sleep well and dream sweet dreams of a Dem victory in 2014.

    • 90 anniebella
      November 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Tell Abby Huntsman to shut her freaking white mouth. We already have a leader, it’s your racists white people who refuse to accept that leader.

    • November 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  32. 93 forus50
    November 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    @DavidCornDC: Exit polls show VA race is not about Obama but about the shutdown, women, abortion, and the changing electorate. Bad news for GOP.

  33. November 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    About 7 highly populated 70/30 precincts left for Herring(20 total)…….. still down 12K votes 99.2% in. I don’t know?

  34. 96 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Per AP, Herring trailing by just over 1300 votes. Fingers and toes crossed.

  35. 97 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    With 32% of the precincts reporting in NYC Mayoral poll

    Deblasio – 74
    Lhota – 24


  36. November 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    COME ON!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 102 Squarepeg
    November 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    wow local news here in dc has been bashing Obama care site every day im so sick of it

  38. November 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I want to take the time to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. I tried my best to respond to each one individually, but if I didn’t I apologize, cause the day just got away from me. But I appreciate them all, and I just wanted to say thanks to all the POU fam!

  39. 109 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Democrats should get on their knees and be thankful they have Black voters on their side. They’ve been coming through all night. If it were left to white voters, the Democratic party would be screwed ten ways to Sunday.

  40. November 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I think it is over!!!! He might have actually done it 🙂 🙂 🙂

  41. 114 jziglar
    November 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Not a single democratic seat changed in the NJ senate. Christie and his friends did everything they could but he had no coattails, and his margin was lower than the polls showed. So what that tells me is that Christie is highly overrated who will be another Giuliani. A man beloved by the beltway but a man who will never be president.

  42. November 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    OK time to check myself……conflicting reports now.

    BUT, Vice President Biden is trolling the KOCH Bros right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lived in Coralville a few years ago/ University of Iowa Campus 2 miles apart.

  43. 116 anniebella
    November 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Did Christie use Stevie Wonder song, you know the one the Obama campaign used “Sign Seal Deliver.

  44. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  45. 118 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Per AP, with 10more precincts to go, Herring trails by just 800 votes.


  46. 119 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

  47. 120 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Here’s the major story of the evening that you won’t really hear about in the media. With 51% of precincts reporting, de Blasio leads 73-25.

    Bill de Blasio is on track to win the NYC mayoral by an astounding margin of well over 40%. This margin has not been seen in recent NYC. mayoral elections. Furthermore, the last FIVE NYC mayoral elections were won by Republicans!!!

    1993: D=48.3%, R=50.7%
    1997: D=42.9%, R=55%
    2001: D=45.7%, R=50.3%
    2005: D=39%, R=58%
    2009: D=46.8%, R=50.7%

  48. 122 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Good Night folks. Sweet, and restful, dreams!

  49. 123 sjterrid
    November 6, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I just wanted to say that in New Jersey it was clear that Gov. Christie was going to be re-elected. So although most of the state and national dems didn’t give Buorno the money and support, the focus was shifted and the local democratic committees were focusing on the local candidates, and raising the minimum wage. None of the local “tea party” candidates that were running won, and the New Jersey Voters raised the minimum wage over-riding Gov Christie’s veto.

    I was making phone calls today to GOTV for Barbara Buono and then went to where the Cherry Hill Democratic Committee was having there Phone Bank to make calls for their town council candidates. Found out from The Patch that they all won their race.

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