OBAMA TAKES PENNSYLVANIA ; ILLINOIS, NEW JERSEY; MASSACHUSETTS; MARYLAND
CONNECTICUT; NEW HAMPSHIRE; MAINE; DELAWARE; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; OBAMA HAS 103 ELECTORAL VOTES. Pennsylvania stays Democratic for last 24 years. 15% reporting, Obama has 320K lead in Florida.
MCCAIN TAKES TENNESSEE; ; SOUTH CAROLINA; Alabama. McCain's strategy was hinged on taking Pennsylvania. His chances have dimmed considerably.
8:30 MCCAIN HOLDS GEORGIA. He needed it. He got it.
FYI: 6 years ago Saxby Chamblis defeated a Vietnam Veteran war wounded and handicapped and wheelchair bound Senator Max Cleland by engaging in a campaign that set a record for sleaziness. He ran commercials (with the idea given to him by Karl Rove) to superimpose images of Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein over Cleland's picture. It worked in Georgia. Perhaps no more. Chamblis is headed to a defeat and it could not happen to a more deserving guy.
Senate seat in New Hampshire is a Democratic pick up from the Republicans as Sununu loses to the former Governor Shaheen in a rematch from 6 years ago.
Kay Hagan beats Senator Dole in North Carolina. This is what you call "coattails" folks. Another net senate pickup for the Democrats. Dole had a constituency problem, only being in state 16 days in 2007. Dole also made an amazing mistake attacking Hagan for appearing at a fundraiser by an atheist organization. Dole ran a "godless money" attack ad, only to see it backfire when Hagan responded with ads about her being an elder in her church for the last 20 years