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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Key Republican retirement puts Virginia state Senate in play

John Watkins Leading Off: • VA State Senate: Though Republicans only have a 21-to-19 margin in Virginia's state Senate, their grip on the chamber is far stronger than it might appear. As Johnny Longtorso recently explained, even though Democrats only need to pick up one seat in next year's elections to allow Lt. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Post-election GOTV breathes new life into Oregon GMO measure

Protesters support Oregon's Measure 92 Leading Off: • OR Ballot: In an unusual twist, post-election get-out-the-vote activity has played a role in a presumed-defeated ballot measure rising from the dead and landing in automatic recount territory. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Here's to the losers!

Republican Lee Zeldin lost by 16 points when he first ran in 2008, but won by 10 this year Leading Off: • House: It's no secret that the DCCC is trying to convince several unseated incumbents and other unsuccessful candidates to run again in 2016. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kansas GOP may be in for some more intra-party hellfire

Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp is looking at primarying Sen. Jerry Moran Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Well, this would be funny at least. Rep. Tim Huelskamp isn't ruling out the possibility that he'll challenge Sen. Jerry Moran in the Republican...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The battle begins to succeed Julian Castro in San Antonio

2014 Democratic lieutenant governor nominee and San Antonio mayoral candidate Leticia Van de Putte Leading Off: • San Antonio Mayor: Plenty of big cities will hold mayoral elections next year, and it looks like we'll have an exciting race to look forward to in the nation's seventh largest city. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: California, get ready for some crazy ballot action in 2016

The Golden State may get a lot more ballot measures next cycle Leading Off: • CA Ballot: Thanks to low ballot access hurdles, tons of proposed referendums and constitutional amendments confront California voters almost every year. 2014...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What went wrong for Sean Parnell?

Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell Leading Off: • AK-Gov: On Friday, multiple media outlets called Alaska's gubernatorial race for independent Bill Walker. More ballots still need to be counted but Walker currently holds a 48-46 percent lead over Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Democrat Ami Bera surges into the lead in tight overtime race

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera Leading Off: • CA-07: On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera took the lead for the first time. An additional 22,839 ballots (more than we believed were still out) were counted and Bera moved from a 530-vote deficit...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Only a recount stands between Martha McSally and Congress

Good news... for Martha McSally! Leading Off: • AZ-02: On Tuesday most of the remaining ballots were counted in this swing district, and it appears that Republican Martha McSally has unseated Democratic Rep. Ron Barber. McSally currently leads Barber by 133 votes, with only about 200 to 250 ballots remaining countywide. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

It's Wednesday, and I think we've all recovered physically from the mid-term elections, so we'll look forward to our regular visit with Joan McCarter, what with it being Joan McCarter Day, and all. Also, this just in: conservatives announce...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A Republican retirement opens up a swing seat in Pennsylvania

Retiring Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick Leading Off: • PA-08: Woohoo! We already have our first retirement in a competitive House district for the 2016 elections—and it's good news for the blue team. GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick had long...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: North Carolina Democrats get ready for another intense race

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Leading Off: • NC-Gov: Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has not officially announced whether or not he'll run against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, but he's sure sounding like a...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: National Democrats triage Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu Leading Off: • LA-Sen: On Tuesday, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy were forced into a Dec. 6 runoff as expected. However, if the jungle primary numbers are any indication, Landrieu is in a very,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Election Outlook: One of those times when we hate to be right

The Upshot's rankings of the modelers, using logarithmic scores (higher is better) Amidst the array of mostly bad results from Tuesday's election, we did find one group of Democrats who won... us! A pair of our fellow modelers calculated...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Holy mackerel, were the polls wrong!

Points below the diagonal line show polling averages that were too friendly to Democrats. Leading Off: • Polltopia: A few days ago, we wrote a post about how the polls can be wrong. In that we post, we showed how over the past ten years, polls have more often than not overestimated Republican performance. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republicans retake Senate, rout Democrats at every level

Tuesday night (artist's rendering) Tuesday turned out to be an utter bloodbath for Democrats, as a bad map, depressed midterm turnout, and deep hostility toward Barack Obama all combined to deliver defeats across the board for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE ONCE AGAIN at 9 am ET!

Seems there were some elections recently. So I suppose you'll want to talk about them. I think we might have to accommodate that. Not that there aren't other things going on. But I heard you guys were into politics or something. Listen...Show More Summary

Midterms liveblog #9: Anyone have nails left?

All Races | Poll Closing Times | Election Night Guide | County Benchmarks | Twitter Tally so far: GOP picks up AR-Sen, SD-Sen, WV-Sen DEM picks up PA-Gov, holds NH-Sen, MI-Sen 6:45 PM PT (David Nir): Bummer: Daily Kos endorsee Nina Turner...Show More Summary

What you thought: Summarizing your entries to the 2014 Daily Kos Elections prediction contest

Many thanks to the 740 of you who entered the 2014 Daily Kos Elections prediction contest! Now that it's officially after 4pm EST (or 1pm PST, for those of you protesting East Coast/Eastern Time bias), we thought we'd summarize whatShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections 2014 county benchmarks

County first! County benchmarks have become a delightful Election Day tradition at Daily Kos Elections, and here's your 2014 installment. If you're not familiar with the concept, you might be wondering why you would want to look at county-level...Show More Summary

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