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Outcome Uncertain in 8 House Races
Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2006 | Philip Elliot

Posted on 11/10/2006 1:08:13 PM PST by madison10

Eight House races remain without winners after Tuesday's election, with Republican incumbents in tight contests to keep their seats and state officials not rushing to end the dispute.

Rep. Deborah Pryce, a member of the House Republican leadership, is ahead in her central Ohio race by 3,536 votes. In the Columbus, Ohio- area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18.

Elections officials in that district will start counting Nov. 19.

Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, who called Democratic Rep. John Murtha a coward, is ahead of her challenger by 2,862 votes. Rep. Barbara Cubin, who threatened to slap her wheelchair-bound Libertarian opponent after a debate, is ahead by fewer than a thousand votes in her Wyoming contest.

Of the eight uncalled races, only one _ Joe Courtney's challenge to Republican Rep. Rob Simmons in Connecticut _ gives a Democratic challenger the lead. In that race, Courtney is ahead by a scant 166 votes. Almost a quarter of a million votes were cast.

A Thursday recount in Hebron, Conn., gave Simmons one more vote. Recounts were scheduled in 74 other towns through the weekend.

In Florida, a recount is set to begin Wednesday in Rep. Katherine Harris' former district. Republican Vern Buchanan has a 373-vote lead and has declared victory over Democrat Christine Jennings. The Associated Press has declared Buchanan the winner.

In Georgia, first-term Democratic Rep. John Barrow, facing a rematch against former Republican Rep. Max Burns, leads by fewer than 600 votes.

In Washington state, the count in a suburban Seattle district was delayed by heavy flooding, leaving incumbent Republican Rep. Dave Reichert ahead of challenger Darcy Burner three days after voting ended.

Other races that remain undecided include North Carolina Rep. Robin Hayes' campaign against Larry Kissell, separated by 449 votes; and New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson's race, where Democrat Patricia Madrid trails by about 1,600 votes.


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It ain't over 'til it's over.
1 posted on 11/10/2006 1:08:14 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Anyone notice that the dems aren't conceding gracefully like the republicans did?


2 posted on 11/10/2006 1:11:29 PM PST by half-cajun
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To: madison10

Yeah, but eight seats aren't going to make a difference in majority.


3 posted on 11/10/2006 1:12:32 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Say "NO" to the Trans-Texas Corridor)
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To: madison10

Yeah, but even if we got all eight of these in the House, they would still have the majority. Right?


4 posted on 11/10/2006 1:12:47 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: madison10
In the Columbus, Ohio- area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18.

And we can't do it the day after that cause the wagon train is coming into town. Oh yeah, and the day after that the moving picture theater is showing something, so we can't do it then.

Give me a break.
5 posted on 11/10/2006 1:12:52 PM PST by HaveHadEnough
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To: madison10

"Much vaulted". Must be an Ohio State grad.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 1:13:10 PM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Eight seats is better than nothing. :)


7 posted on 11/10/2006 1:13:19 PM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: madison10

I though JD Hayworth was waiting for some ballots to be counted also.


8 posted on 11/10/2006 1:13:41 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: madison10

Democrats will do anything, say anything and act downright nasty in order to win.

The MSM packages it for them and...voila!...they win.


9 posted on 11/10/2006 1:13:45 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: RetroSexual

I wouldn't wanna miss the Michigan OSU game


10 posted on 11/10/2006 1:14:36 PM PST by Barte45 (Conservative Christian @ Heart)
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To: madison10

Especially if you are looking at overriding a veto.


11 posted on 11/10/2006 1:14:42 PM PST by cosine
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To: madison10

Republicans cheated! Diebold machines!


12 posted on 11/10/2006 1:14:45 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: madison10
In the Columbus, Ohio- area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18.

Elections officials in that district will start counting Nov. 19.

Nice to see they have their priorities straight. Go Blue.

13 posted on 11/10/2006 1:15:02 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: madison10

Exactly...the smaller the difference between the parties..the more the chances of bills getting passed that the GOP like...there usually are some cross-over votes.


14 posted on 11/10/2006 1:15:16 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Jay777
Yeah, but even if we got all eight of these in the House, they would still have the majority. Right?

Yes.

15 posted on 11/10/2006 1:15:40 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: ohioWfan; Bahbah; Mo1; OldFriend; Arizona Carolyn; STARWISE; Peach; old_sage_says; ...

PING


16 posted on 11/10/2006 1:16:17 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Jay777

Yep, but it would make it easier on us to regain the majority the next time around if we're defending these seats, not trying to pick them up.


17 posted on 11/10/2006 1:17:28 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (http://lonestarconservative.blogspot.com/2006/11/open-letter-to-moderate-voters.html)
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To: Jay777

Until the first domestic terror attack, when their constituents insist that they switch parties and put the grown-ups back in charge.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 1:18:22 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Txsleuth

WWWWWWOOHHOOOOOOO and JD Hayworth seat still not resolved. I always felt it would be mid December before this was all settled.


19 posted on 11/10/2006 1:18:29 PM PST by OldFriend (Run and Hide, Tax and Spend for the next two years. Everyone happy?)
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To: half-cajun
Anyone notice that the dems aren't conceding gracefully like the republicans did?

If the Liberals can't legitimately steal an election, they call foul.

20 posted on 11/10/2006 1:18:40 PM PST by Syncro
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To: madison10
That Buchanan race is unreal. People say they meant to vote for Buchanan but couldn't find his name because they were confused with the new machines. So the election officials are saying he would have won even tho he didn't win.

Only in Florida.

21 posted on 11/10/2006 1:20:08 PM PST by OldFriend (Run and Hide, Tax and Spend for the next two years. Everyone happy?)
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To: RetroSexual

LOL.......the educated elite journalists who lecture the rest of us because we're sooo dumb.


22 posted on 11/10/2006 1:21:07 PM PST by OldFriend (Run and Hide, Tax and Spend for the next two years. Everyone happy?)
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To: Txsleuth
Yes, every vote counts.

Also, the number is more like ten, since they do not count Wilson and Hayworth in this.

23 posted on 11/10/2006 1:21:07 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: madison10

Might as well throw all the (R) bums out while we're at it... :)


24 posted on 11/10/2006 1:23:09 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/optimism_nov8th.htm)
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To: Txsleuth
I though JD Hayworth was waiting for some ballots to be counted also.

He is. They've counted 6,000 votes since yesterday. There are still about 100,000 waiting to be counted.

25 posted on 11/10/2006 1:23:32 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: half-cajun

"Anyone notice that the dems aren't conceding gracefully like the republicans did?"

YES.

Any race with a greater than 1,000 vote margin is really not that close, that is .5% or more if there were 200,000 votes cast. It is shameful that Pryce's opponent hasnt conceded.

The only ones that could possible flip would be the Simmons race (egads, I thought he pulled it out) and Buchanan.

Wilson v Madrid etc. , that's a 1,400 vote margin ... she won a close race. Well done, Heather Wilson.


26 posted on 11/10/2006 1:25:20 PM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: madison10

"Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, who called Democratic Rep. John Murtha a coward,"

Isn't this libel? I was watching that incident live and she never came out and said, "John Murtha, you are a coward" though the Marine's quote implied as much--did she actually call him a coward at another time, and I just missed it?


27 posted on 11/10/2006 1:25:24 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: Cowboy Bob

Thanks...I really like JD...and am waiting nervously for the end count.


28 posted on 11/10/2006 1:26:18 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: cosine

Can the House override a POTUS veto?


29 posted on 11/10/2006 1:26:30 PM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: OldFriend

"That Buchanan race is unreal. People say they meant to vote for Buchanan but couldn't find his name because they were confused with the new machines. So the election officials are saying he would have won even tho he didn't win"

Revenge of the butterfly ballot?


30 posted on 11/10/2006 1:26:59 PM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: madison10

MSM and Move-on say it's over and that is what counts.


31 posted on 11/10/2006 1:28:24 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: HaveHadEnough
You apparently don't understand how important the OSU-Michigan game is in Colombus, OH.

I doubt you will hear either candidate voice any complaints over the delay.

These are their constituents, and they are wise to understand what is important to them.

32 posted on 11/10/2006 1:28:27 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: ShandaLear

Ah, nevermind, takes 2/3s of both the House and Senate to do it.


33 posted on 11/10/2006 1:28:37 PM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Wilson has declared victory as she is up 1600+ votes and there are only about 4,400 in-liue-of and provisional ballots. Midrid would have to get 75%+ of the remaining ballots and that is not going to happen.
34 posted on 11/10/2006 1:29:04 PM PST by Rogle
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To: Txsleuth

Yes, there were 250,000 provisional and mail in ballots to be counted.


35 posted on 11/10/2006 1:29:12 PM PST by Ruth C
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To: All

People, relax. The ONLY thing that has to change is the GOP run squeaky clean candidates -- and find some scandal on Democrats -- and the result reverses.

Pay attention to the exit polls. The #1 issue of voters was corruption scandals. Not conservatism. Not liberalism. Corruption.

Get squeaky clean and the rightward bias of the US as a whole will return Congress to the GOP.


36 posted on 11/10/2006 1:30:35 PM PST by Owen
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To: madison10

"Rep. Barbara Cubin, who threatened to slap her wheelchair-bound Libertarian opponent after a debate, is ahead by fewer than a thousand votes in her Wyoming contest."

I don't know what happened, and Cubin should have kept her cool, but it these Libertarian candidates really do damage in close red-state races. They basically do nothing but take votes from the Republican candidate and say things that make the Republican look bad. I can see why Cubin might have been furious with the Libertarian candidate.

"Conservative" third parties should do what the Conservative Party in NY used to do -- force the GOP to nominate someone who the Conservative party would be willing to endorse and then not run their own candidate.

They would run their own candidate only if the race wasn't going to be close, if the Republicans nominated a real liberal bozo, or if they genuinely thought they could win (which they sometimes did -- something no Libertarian candidate will ever do.)


37 posted on 11/10/2006 1:30:47 PM PST by Agrarian
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To: Txsleuth
Thanks...I really like JD...and am waiting nervously for the end count.

If you want to follow the results, go to http://www.azsos.gov

38 posted on 11/10/2006 1:31:20 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Exactly. Every seat counts.

Given the horrendous arithmetic in the Senate in 2008, every focus should be placed on regaining the House. Therefore, every seat we have now is a plus and brings us one vote closer to the majority.


39 posted on 11/10/2006 1:32:06 PM PST by mwl1
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To: All

Love that Jean Schmidt, wish she was my congress-person.
Anybody who can run over 50 marathons is one tough cookie.


40 posted on 11/10/2006 1:32:12 PM PST by FreeMarketCapitalist (Wait till you hear what Mark Levin said)
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To: Jay777

Correct.


41 posted on 11/10/2006 1:33:28 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Txsleuth

He is. I heard this morning that there are still over 200,00 absentee ballots left to be counted. They are not for his district only but state-wide.


42 posted on 11/10/2006 1:34:23 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: untrained skeptic

I have no doubt that the people of Columbus, Ohio believe that the football game is the most important thing around. I suppose I am asking people to pat their heads and rub their stomachs at the same time.


43 posted on 11/10/2006 1:34:32 PM PST by HaveHadEnough
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To: HaveHadEnough
In the Columbus, Ohio- area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18.

And therin lies the problem with most of this country. We are more concerned about our sports teams, entertainment, movie stars, and recreation than we are about protecting our rights and keeping our eyes on what the government is doing to us EVERY SINGLE DAY!

If we paid as much attention to our so called leaders as we do the other crap, this country would be in a hell of a lot better shape.

44 posted on 11/10/2006 1:35:40 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: OldFriend

I wonder how many journalists vote?


45 posted on 11/10/2006 1:35:41 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: Txsleuth

bttt


46 posted on 11/10/2006 1:37:56 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: unixfox

Exactly! Well said.


47 posted on 11/10/2006 1:38:48 PM PST by Kylie_04 (not consuming liquids while posting since 2006)
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To: madison10
Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, who called Democratic Rep. John Murtha a coward, is ahead of her challenger by 2,862 votes.

Rep. Barbara Cubin, who threatened to slap her wheelchair-bound Libertarian opponent after a debate, is ahead by fewer than a thousand votes in her Wyoming contest.

Nope, no bias in the press. No spin at all, please move along folks.

48 posted on 11/10/2006 1:39:30 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: fortheDeclaration

If out of these ten seats the GOP manages to hang on to five, what is the makeup of the House in 2007?


49 posted on 11/10/2006 1:40:31 PM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: HitmanLV
If out of these ten seats the GOP manages to hang on to five, what is the makeup of the House in 2007?

201R, 234D. If Republicans win 8 out of 10, then it's 204R, 231D. This is the most likely scenario.

Election 2006-House of Representatives

50 posted on 11/10/2006 1:43:35 PM PST by Skylab
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