Returns Still Bifurcated

So along with generally positive returns (if not a majority) for the Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates in Georgia, the initial exits in North Carolina look pretty good for Kay Hagan. Jeanne Shaheen seems to be edging ahead in NH as well, and while the VA SEN results continue to startle everyone, at least one media outlet (Buzzfeed) is calling that race for Warner.

Polls are just now closing in a passel of states, but exit polls only available in a couple. Looks like the Maine governor’s race is going to be close.

Meant to note earlier that the national exit polls did indeed show the kind of startling age disparities I wrote about earlier today: 18-29 year olds represent 12% of the electorate. Over-65s are 25%. Yikes.

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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.