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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election results

The Democrats have retaken the House, likely with gains of 28-32 seats.

I am also predicting at this late hour (2:15 am) that the Dems will retake the Senate by winning the two outstanding races in MT and VA. In both states, the Democratic candidate has a slight lead and, more importantly, most of the outstanding votes in both states are from largely Dem areas (Bozeman and Billings in MT, and Fairfax County in VA).

This will give the Dems a 51-49 edge in the Senate, counting the votes of Lieberman and Sanders.

Night, all.