A Fine Line Between Bad and The Worst

The late hits just keep coming: VA SEN headed for a recount; Shaheen’s lead in NH endangered; Hagan’s lead in NC endangered. Coakley’s in trouble; Quinn’s in trouble; Anthony Brown is in deep trouble; Michaud is trailing; Hickenlooper’s trailing; Paul Davis is trailing. Mary Landrieu’s in a runoff, but after finishing second, which wasn’t supposed to happen. Georgia’s two big races are officially over, the promise of the exit polls wiped out. Even the Last of the Blue Dogs, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), lost after surviving so many elections.

I may stay up and watch California returns, and I have to write a TPMCafe column about this whole mess, but I’m hanging it up here. Hope your sleep is less troubled than mine will probably be.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.