Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Democrats gain Kentucky Senate seat

The Republicans continued to bleed support today - this time in Kentucky, in a special election for state senate.

The GOP spent the campaign attacking their Democratic opponent for being a victim of domestic violence. But the Republicans' strategy backfired. Badly.

Democrat Robin Webb's smashing victory might not be so significant but for the fact that this seat had been Republican. The GOP had held this seat for years, and few had thought it would be seriously contested any time soon.

With this, I believe the Republicans' edge in the Kentucky Senate slips to 20 to 17 to 1. I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but this appears accurate. (The DLC's dominance in the Democratic Party is another book.)

Also, I'm the first to call this election for the Democrat. If the Republican had won by this much, it would have been called by the major media by 7:30 PM.

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