Let’s start with the three Power Line picks. Tom Cotton has been declared the winner in Arkansas’ Fourth District. Right now, he’s up 60-36. The victory of this outstanding American brightens an otherwise gloomy evening.
Chip Cravaack trails in Minnesota’s Eighth District by about 3,000 votes with approximately one-third of the vote counted.
Mia Love is more than 5,000 votes behind in Utah’s Fourth District with a little less than 30 percent of the vote counted.
Elsewhere, Michele Bachmann leads her opponent by fewer than 500 votes in Minnesota’s Sixth District. Most of the vote remains to be counted.
In Florida, the loathsome Alan Grayson returns to the House two years after being defeated. Who’s next, Anthony Weiner? Meanwhile, conservatve favorite Allen West, an incumbent, leads by about 1,500 votes with approxmiately 90 percent of the vote counted.
In Arizona’s Second District, incumbent Democrat Ron Barber holds a small but distinct lead in his quest to hold the seat formerly occupied by his ex-boss Gabby Giffords. Almost 90 percent of the vote has been counted, but the race hasn’t been called.
In Indiana’s Second District, Republican Jackie Walorski looks like the winner, although she hasn’t been declared it yet. She’s trying to succeed Democrat Joe Donnelly, who has moved on to the Senate, having defeated Richard Mourdock tonight.
In Maryland, Chris Van Hollen won my congressional district with (at this late stage) 66 percent of the vote. John Sarbanes, son of the former Democratic Senator, won with 67 percent (as it stands now). These two may be headed for a showdown in a future Senate primary. If so, I’ll consider voting in the Democratic primary, just I can vote against the anti-Israel Van Hollen.