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7 races still without outcomes
Politico ^ | 11/16/10 | Alex Isenstadt

Posted on 11/16/2010 5:26:18 PM PST by pissant

Republicans gained at least 59 House seats in the Nov. 2 election, but they are positioned to win more. While Democratic incumbents hold leads in two of the seven still-contested races, they trail in five others, with thousands of ballots still to be counted.

Here is POLITICO's list of House undecided races:

Democrats Trailing

Illinois 8th District

With local election officials completing their count of absentee and provisional ballots, Republican Joe Walsh is hanging on to a 290-vote lead over Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean. Bean is scheduled to address the results in a Wednesday conference call.

Texas 27th District

Republican Blake Farenthold holds a 792-vote lead over Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz, as election officials on Tuesday began their manual recount of the ballots cast in the race.

North Carolina 2nd District

Republican Renee Ellmers continues to maintain a 1,489-vote lead over Democratic Rep. Bobby Etheridge. The North Carolina secretary of state's office begins its recount on Wednesday –a process that is expected to be wrapped up on Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; election2010
If we get 5 out of these 7, that would be a good thing
1 posted on 11/16/2010 5:26:23 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Nothing would be better then Bean’s loss. This nasty nag has got to go.


2 posted on 11/16/2010 5:29:54 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: pissant

Voter fraud by the Democrats is always a factor in close races. Republicans need to fight and win all 7 of these elections.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 5:49:54 PM PST by detective
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To: pissant

What’s taking so long? They don’t make ballots like they used to.


4 posted on 11/16/2010 6:17:07 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: detective

There is probably a block of illegals voting in the two CA districts, 11 is the SAN JOAQUIN area and spreads out south / east and west just below Sacramento, and 20 is southeast of Merced going down through Fresno and Kern to Bakersfield. Not really conservative areas.


5 posted on 11/16/2010 6:27:08 PM PST by Ruth C
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To: Brilliant

So much for modern technology.

In any case I see it is down to 6. Melissa Bean has conceded! So 2 weeks after election night we keep winning. That makes a gain of 60 so far. If the other Republicans who are ahead all win then it should be a pick up of 64. Not bad.

Not sure why the MN gov. race is still out. The Dem leads by 10,000 votes and Politico says 100% of the votes are counted. Overall the GOP apparently will have a net gain of only 5 governors. That is a disappointment.


6 posted on 11/16/2010 6:31:51 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: lookout88

I think that League of Women Voters’ debate moderator hag was one of the reasons Bean lost.


7 posted on 11/16/2010 6:39:57 PM PST by Krankor (It's good news week someone's dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere)
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To: lookout88

Just announced she lost Walsh won


8 posted on 11/16/2010 7:07:20 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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