Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The early returns: Indiana and Kentucky
The first polls begin closing at 6 p.m. Eastern time in Indiana and Kentucky, where a handful of House and Senate races could signal just how ugly the night is likely to be for Democrats. The GOP is expected to take the Senate seats in both states. If tea party favorite Rand Paul wins Kentucky going away — as polls suggest he will — that’s a bad sign for Democrats hoping that voters will recoil from hard-core conservative candidates elsewhere.
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Democrats are defending three congressional seats in Indiana: The 2nd District, held by Rep. Joe Donnelly; the 8th District, an open seat currently held by Rep. Brad Ellsworth; and the 9th District, held by Rep. Baron Hill. Democrats have all but written off Ellsworth’s seat, but if they can save either of the others it might be a sign that they’ve managed to hold down their losses.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:20 am