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Toomey hopes for 10 p.m. victory speech
Politico ^ | 11.2.10 | Dan Hirschhorn

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:28:16 PM PDT by pissant

Democrats in Pennsylvania have spent all day hyping reports of higher-than-expected turnout in Philadelphia and other blue strongholds.

But less than an hour before polls close, we're getting other estimates, and they paint to a more difficult path for Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak in his Senate race against Republican Pat Toomey.

The poll-watching group Committee of Seventy says only a couple wards in Philly have so far reported turnout exceeding 30 percent — a far cry from predictions by city Democratic Party boss Bob Brady that turnout would surpass the 2006 election.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; goppickups; pa2010; toomey
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To: Logic n' Reason

I’m so tired of counting on PA and then being let down, remember they told us McCain was going to carry PA and he lost badly..... we can’t climb the hill that is union fraud in these blue states.


51 posted on 11/02/2010 7:18:05 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Logic n' Reason

Yup...more and more numbers coming in and he is consistently down 80-90000 votes. I’m afraid those suburbs just don’t have enough voters to pull it out.


52 posted on 11/02/2010 7:19:05 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Sonny M

http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx#C2-0

He’s catching up


53 posted on 11/02/2010 7:19:20 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TonyInOhio
Toomey will win this race. All votes ate from Philly area he will take central and western part of the state!

Take it to the bank!

54 posted on 11/02/2010 7:21:35 PM PDT by man from mars
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Pennsylvania is never over ‘til it’s over. It wasn’t that long ago that everybody went to bed thinking we had a Democrat attorney general-elect (having been “called” by all the networks and local affiliates), only to wake up in the morning to find out, oops, the Republican had pulled it out thanks to late vote tallies.

This will be an all-nighter, and I think Toomey will prevail.


55 posted on 11/02/2010 7:22:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Rokurota

I dont think so either....he’s a solid 3.2 points behind...and appears to be holding at best.


56 posted on 11/02/2010 7:24:07 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Relax. Toomey will win.


57 posted on 11/02/2010 7:24:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: pissant

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Deleware wtf?


58 posted on 11/02/2010 7:25:00 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: man from mars

CNN is reporting the race much closer. 51-49% with 57% reported.

BTW, has anyone found out how to mute the audio on CNN’s website? It’s been fairly neutral, but I’m still tired of hearing it.


59 posted on 11/02/2010 7:25:34 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: TonyInOhio

laura ingram just said much the same on fox....toomey cannot pull withing 75K votes...


60 posted on 11/02/2010 7:26:55 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: pissant

I’ve always heard that in PA the democrats know that they have to win Philly by 300,000 votes. If they dont they know they’re in trouble. I’d love to see Toomey and Kasich win.


61 posted on 11/02/2010 7:27:31 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: God luvs America

within 65K now, 25% left to report


62 posted on 11/02/2010 7:28:20 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: All

This is like 1998 in the senate. Reid will still be senate majority leader. No way to stop a SC appointment.


63 posted on 11/02/2010 7:29:07 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 38special

Unfortunately, on the national stage, PA is becoming more and more reliably Democrat. I’m already calling PA for Obama in 2012. I have no idea what’s up with PA people...you talk to them and they clearly fit the more conservative, Republican profile but they vote Dem Dem Dem.


64 posted on 11/02/2010 7:32:04 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Election results were last updated 11/2/2010 10:15 PM.

United States Senator

Candidate Votes Percent

SESTAK, JOE (DEM)

1,377,022 51.2%

TOOMEY, PAT (REP)

1,313,760 48.8%

Still 25% of the districts to go...


65 posted on 11/02/2010 7:33:16 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Well then they did. By 340,000.


66 posted on 11/02/2010 7:34:08 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: God luvs America
laura ingram just said much the same on fox

Heard same. She seems to think some ad on shipping jobs to China did Toomey in. Although Santorum said earlier w greta that he thinks Toomey pull it out.

Crossing fingers.
67 posted on 11/02/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Rokurota

The weird thing is the Republicans are doing well in the House races. Fitzpatrick (R) looks like he will beat Murphy (D)...and that’s in North East Philadelphia itself. Weird.


68 posted on 11/02/2010 7:36:37 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: lightman

WTF...Toomey within 24K with 79% reporting. Prove me wrong! Prove me wrong!


69 posted on 11/02/2010 7:37:27 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: nhwingut

SESTAK, JOE (DEM)

1,480,678 50.4%
TOOMEY, PAT (REP)

1,456,728 49.6%

Looks like Toomey may pull through after all. Sestak’s lead has all but evaporated.


70 posted on 11/02/2010 7:38:47 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’ll tell you the problem in this screwed up commonwealth.......the unions spent MILLIONS of dollars running ads portraying Toomey as something he wasn’t and Toomey never answered them. He should have run an ad with Sestek and Obama, arm in arm, with Obama calling Americans the enemy. But, he didn’t. Every time I heard Toomey give an interview, he was talking about being nice.


71 posted on 11/02/2010 7:40:42 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: nhwingut

she also said that could be the battle cry for the rats moving forward...


72 posted on 11/02/2010 7:41:41 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: benjibrowder

14K now, holding my breath


73 posted on 11/02/2010 7:42:13 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: benjibrowder

He may end up ahead tonight, but he needs a solid recount buffer or Sleestak will tie it up in the courts for months like Franken, and ultimately prevail.


74 posted on 11/02/2010 7:43:27 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Toomey just went ahead, the middle of the state hasn’t reported yet


75 posted on 11/02/2010 7:45:01 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Tennessean4Bush

And Corbett is beginning to pull way ahead...a nail biter for Toomey. How many votes did Philly forget to submit?


76 posted on 11/02/2010 7:45:03 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Tennessean4Bush

SESTAK, JOE (DEM)

1,576,013 49.9%
TOOMEY, PAT (REP)

1,580,282 50.1%

Toomey has pulled ahead. Going to be a nail biter.


77 posted on 11/02/2010 7:46:57 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: benjibrowder
Election results were last updated 11/2/2010 10:30 PM.

United States Senator

Candidate Votes Percent

SESTAK, JOE (DEM)

1,492,834 50.2%

TOOMEY, PAT (REP)

1,478,481 49.8%

THE TREND IS OUR FRIEND!!!

78 posted on 11/02/2010 7:47:05 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Rokurota

Toomey is pulling ahead and analysts say the trend is with him and he will win. Very good news as I thought this was a lost race an hour ago!


79 posted on 11/02/2010 7:47:23 PM PDT by al_again2010
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To: swpa_mom

Yes! Sometimes I love being wrong!


80 posted on 11/02/2010 7:47:43 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: swpa_mom

Toomey may get his anti-fraud margin after all.

I do sometimes wish that the middle of the state would report a little faster, but I understand that the logistics are tougher in more rural areas.


81 posted on 11/02/2010 7:49:31 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: lightman

RCP has it at 50/50 at 10:38 p.m. EST


82 posted on 11/02/2010 7:51:24 PM PDT by RileyD, nwJ (proud husband, father, and grandfather)
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To: lightman
Election results were last updated 11/2/2010 10:35 PM.

United States Senator

Candidate Votes Percent

SESTAK, JOE (DEM) 1,576,013 49.9%

TOOMEY, PAT (REP)

1,580,282 50.1%

WE"RE OVER THE TOP--
F.U. RATS!!!!

83 posted on 11/02/2010 7:53:22 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Rokurota

Toomey now up 15K.

If he can get to a 50K margin, then I think he’ll be safe from Philly Phraud.


84 posted on 11/02/2010 7:55:06 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: RileyD, nwJ

I hate how different sites have different polling numbers.

CNN is reporting 1,673,240 for Sestak against 1,657,298 for Toomey. Fox News is reporting 1,589,032 Votes for Sestak and 1,571,319 Votes for Toomey. Where exactly are their sources?


85 posted on 11/02/2010 8:01:04 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: benjibrowder

Never mind, browser kink.


86 posted on 11/02/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: benjibrowder
Results from official PA site are at 90% and show Toomey with a 19,000 vote lead.

http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx#C2-0

87 posted on 11/02/2010 8:05:20 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: benjibrowder

please, please, please let there be no more Philly precincts left to report


88 posted on 11/02/2010 8:06:36 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Blennos

23K with about 9% to go


89 posted on 11/02/2010 8:08:25 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Blennos

R Pat Toomey 50% 1,724,281
D Joe Sestak 50% 1,707,301


90 posted on 11/02/2010 8:08:30 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls

R Pat Toomey 50% 1,744,908
D Joe Sestak 50% 1,722,685


91 posted on 11/02/2010 8:11:05 PM PDT by balls
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To: pissant
Toomey has just gone 1% ahead of sestak!!

There yet may be hope....!!

92 posted on 11/02/2010 8:12:20 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: balls

32K with 9% left


93 posted on 11/02/2010 8:12:46 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: nhwingut

whew.....


94 posted on 11/02/2010 8:13:06 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I know. That’s awesome.


95 posted on 11/02/2010 8:13:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: balls
SESTAK (D) 1,719,304 49.5%

TOOMEY, PAT (REP) 1,751,470 50.5%

Toomey starting to pull away

96 posted on 11/02/2010 8:14:10 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: Blennos

That’s as of 11:00 and the trend is still our friend!


97 posted on 11/02/2010 8:15:20 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: pissant

33K with 7.5% to go. please dear God let there be no more Philly districts


98 posted on 11/02/2010 8:18:31 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: balls

R Pat Toomey 51% 1,777,292
D Joe Sestak 49% 1,739,807


99 posted on 11/02/2010 8:19:06 PM PDT by balls
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To: lightman
SESTAK, JOE (DEM) 1,754,357 49.5%

TOOMEY, PAT (REP) 1,787,092 50.5%

With 92.61% reporting.

100 posted on 11/02/2010 8:19:16 PM PDT by Blennos
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