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  • @ Toomey HQ

    By Tracie Mauriello FOGELSVILLE, Pa. -- The GOP faithful are converging at Pat Toomey's Election Night Headquarters, where they are delivering optimistic reports from polling places around the state. "Everybody I ran into is for Toomey," said George Zon...
  • Doyle wins

    Politico: Mike Doyle wins reelection to PA-14 with 68% of the vote . . . but Melissa Haluszczak still got almost 40,000 votes....
  • PG: Orie winning

    By Karen Kane Embattled state Senator Jane Orie of McCandless, who holds the 40th state Senate District seat, appears to have secured another term in office. Based on preliminary vote totals, Ms. Orie defeated late-coming Democratic challenger Dan DeMar...
  • Rothfus pulls (a little) ahead

    With 50% of the PA-4 vote in, Keith Rothfus has pulled ahead of Dem Jason Altmire by 1 percentage point. Still a way to go on this (especially Beaver Co results) but Altmire continues to underperform in Allegheny, where he is up by just 1.5%....
  • John Perzel loses

    Inquirer: Amid allegations he misused public money, state Rep. John M. Perzel (R., Phila.) Tuesday lost the seat he has held for more than 30 years. Jeff Dempsey, campaign manager for Democratic newcomer Kevin Boyle, said Perzel, the former House majo...
  • Nate Silver: Sestak's "serious chance"

    From NYT poll expert Nate Silver's Twitter: Serious Chance in Pennsylvania http://nyti.ms/9VDv7W This race ought to worry Republicans. #pasen #nytelect 8 minutes ago via The New York Times...
  • Manchin jokes around

    By Mackenzie Carpenter Just after 9:15,  Governor Manchin and his wife Gail are announced...to a crowd that has been loosened up while waiting for the official announcement.  But he isn't speaking yet, so I will make these observations: Jay Rockefeller...
  • CNN: Corbett wins

    Taegan Goddard at CQ says CNN is calling the governor's race for Tom Corbett. Stay tuned....
  • Rep. Ravenstahl wins

    BULLETIN (AP) — Adam Ravenstahl, Dem, elected State House, District 20, Pennsylvania. ...
  • Wine and fiddles in Charleston

    By Mackenzie Carpenter The wine flowed and the dueling fiddlers played -- this is West Virginia after all -- until 8:30 when Sen. Jay Rockefeller took the stage to exhort the crowd at Governor Joe Manchin's victory party at the Marriott in Charleston. ...
  • O'Toole on PBS

    Look for the PG's Jim O'Toole on PBS at 9:22 p.m....
  • A look at Dahlkemper/Altmire

    With 15 percent of the vote in, Mike Kelly is beating Dem incumbent Kathy Dahlkemper in PA-3 and fellow Dem Jason Altmire is up in PA-4 . . . but not by as much as he'd probably like. One would think Altmire needs to clean up in Allegheny County, but h...
  • Corbetts in repose

    Tom and Suzanne Corbett await election results at the William Penn Hotel. Michael Henninger/Post Gazette photo...
  • Manchin speech live

    AP is hosting a live stream of Joe Manchin's speech here....
  • Manchin wins: NBC

    NBC's deputy political director has called the special US Senate race in WVa for Dem Gov. Joe Manchin. The GOP's slight hopes of taking over the Senate are probably over. UPDATE: CNN calls it too.  ...
  • Dead heat in northern WVa

    It's a dead heat (50-50%) between Mike Oliverio and David McKinley in WV-1. (WV Metro News.)...
  • Sestak HQ: more coffee than booze

    By Daniel MalloyARDMORE, Pa. – There was more coffee being quaffed than booze as the polls closed at Joe Sestak's election night party at the Ardmore Hotel in Delaware County. A murmur went through the room as MSNBC pronounced Pennsylvania's Senate rac...
  • Bell tolls for O'Donnell

    Dem Chris Coons beats Tea Party/Palin fave Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate race. (ABC News) Somewhere Mike Castle is saying I-told-you-so....
  • Mrs. Corbett dishes

    By Dennis B. Roddy A slightly abashed Susan Corbett was ushered into the ballroom a few minutes ago for a press gaggle where her major revelation turned out to be that, at this moment, the Republican nominee for governor is taking a nap. "I think he's e...
  • Nazi reenactor loses

    Toledo incumbent Dem Marcy Kaptur beats the guy in the Nazi uniform, Rich Iott. (Marc Ambinder/Atlantic) ...