Diary

Don't Look Now.....the Dems Could Still Get 60 Votes

Despite Norm Coleman claiming victory, that race is headed for a recount. We won’t know the outcome for a few weeks, and Coleman is only leading by about 500 votes out of 2.9 million cast. As awful as this sounds, it’s entirely possible that Franken wins this thing.

In Georgia, Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin appear to be headed for a run-off in December. While this is a GOP state, Martin could still win, as there is a lot of anger pent up at Chambliss over the bailout.

In Alaska, things look good for Stevens right now, but he leads by only 4,000 votes and there are 40,000 votes outstanding. I think Stevens eventually wins, but anything can happen here.

Also, the Oregon race was just called for Jeff Merkley. Gordon Smith goes down.