Wednesday, November 08, 2006

An Astonishing Thing

About last night's election is this...
But, first the latest AP results:

7,879 of 9,372 precincts - 84 percent

x-Bob Casey, Dem 1,922,962 - 59 percent
Rick Santorum, GOP (i) 1,338,963 - 41 percent

7,879 of 9,372 precincts - 84 percent
x-Ed Rendell, Dem (i) 1,970,457 - 60 percentLynn Swann, GOP 1,304,792 - 40 percent

As I was saying, the astonishing thing is that Rick Santorum spent $20+ million and he is getting only 1 point more than Lynn Swann.
Santorum never broke 40 percent in the public polls. He finally broke it last night, but by one point.
It looks like the final Casey margin will be 600,000+
The final Rendell margin could be 700,000.

On the congressional front, there is a surprise:
U.S. Rep. Melissa Hart, the Republican incumbent, has lost PA4. This was not a race she was supposed to lose.

Here is CNN's total, with 98% of the vote recorded.
Updated: 12:02 a.m. ET

Altmire 124,302 52%
Hart 114,707 48%


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