I wanted to post this earlier but I suffered a bout of “connectile dysfunction” this morning and this is the first chance I’ve had to post… Get out and Vote! Preferably for the conservative candidate of your choice, but I digress.
The bulk of our attention has been focused on races New York, New Jersey and Virginia but the race to watch may turn out to be the special election to replace Ellen Tauscher in California’s 10th Congressional district. I’ll confess I haven’t been paying close attention but I’ve been hearing rumblings that the race between Republican David Harmer and Democrat Lt Gov. John Garamendi may turn out to be a lot closer than anyone expects.
California’s 10th Congressional district is just about as blue as blue can get… Pres, Obama defeated John McCain by a 64-33 margin there in 2008. Ellen Tauscher’s average margin of victory in the last four Congressional races there has been 37 points. If David Harmer can get within even single digits of John Garamendi it’ll be shocker, if he wins it’ll be shot heard around the world moment.
Ed Morrissey and Moe Lane have more on the CA-10 race here and here. Michelle Malkin has an Election Day primer and a little preemptive pushback against the soundbite media spin here and Erick Erickson has notes on what to watch for once the polls close in the NY-23 race.
- Republicans Are Poised for Gains in Key Elections – Wall Street Journal
- Tuesday’s Races an Early Test of Obama’s Political Influence – CNSNews.com
- Uncivil War: Conservatives to challenge a dozen GOP candidates – Politico
- 45% for Obama, 49% Against – If Election Were Held Right Now – Rasmussen Reports