Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Election Results - May Primaries in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky, Arkansas

The results are coming in from the primary races, along with the special election for the John Murtha district.

First off, in Kentucky, the projected winner is Rand Paul over the establishment choice, Trey Grayson. Rand Paul won easily with about 58% of the vote. It'll be interesting to see the fallout there.

Unfortunately, it looks like Critz, Murtha's aide, will take the special election unless some very strong GOP precincts are left. With 69% in, Critz is up by 8%. It's a democrat district, gerrymandered for Murtha. 53-44. They haven't called it yet, but that's a lot of ground to make up late. There will be a rematch in November, regardless of the situation.

The good news is that Ex-RINO and party switcher Arlen Specter is GONE. I hope Charlie Crist is watching that.....Good riddance. The dems didn't accept him. The Republicans didn't either.

It's early in Arkansas, but the best news possible may happen. Blanche Lincoln caught in a runoff with Bill Halter. In Arkansas, candidates who don't get 50% in the primary, have to have a runoff election to determine the winner of the primary.

Oregon has a primary, but nothing has been reported yet there.

Update 12:38AM

Senate - Pat Toomey will face Joe Sestak.
House - Critz held on to win John Murtha's seat. Tim Burns will have a rematch in November.

Oregon Governor - Former NBA player Chris Dudley will face John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber is a former two term governor who wants his old job back.

Kentucky Senate - Rand Paul, a doctor and son of Ron Paul, will face Jack Conway.

Arkansas Senate - Blanche Lincoln, incumbent, will have a runoff against more left wing challenger Bill Halter. Boozman will be the GOP nominee.

Overall, it's a big day. One incumbent lost, and a second may lose. That means four federal incumbents may be toast this year alone in primaries or conventions. Bob Bennett lost in Utah. Alan Mollohan lost in West Virginia. Arlen Specter lost today. Blanche Lincoln may lost in the runoff.

I think we may have a very interesting August primary season in Michigan.

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