All of a sudden, there is a real chance for the Democrats to takeover the senate.

As of 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Democrats need three more seats for a majority control.

In Missouri, Claire McCaskill came back from the (almost) dead to take the lead over incumbent Republican Jim Talent. CNN has the Democrat up 49 percent to 48 percent.

In Montana, Jon Tester has held the lead over Conrad Burns since the first returns came in. You may remember Senator Burns from his of off-the-cuff remarks about Hispanics, Middle Easterners, Asians and fire fighters.

And the third, and most exciting race so far, Virginia. Republican sailor turned Democratic Senate contender, James Webb, holds a lead over Senator George Allen that is so small, that if I were a Virginian and voted, I might have tipped the balance.

Elsewhere, Herald Ford does appear to have lost his bid in Tennessee.

The night is over and these three races remain undecided. Democrats have to win all three to take over.

Joseph Lieberman will in all likelihood caucus with his old party, and Bernard Sanders, an independent from Vermont, has already said he would work with the Democrats.

And if you’re in Connecticut’s 5th District with Representative Elect Murphy, remember, you heard it here first when declared this district “in play” in June.

John Guilfoil, writer of PRrag, is the Editor of Blast Magazine and a former staff reporter for the Boston Globe.

2 Responses to “Senate: Not. So. Fast.”

  1. Andrew Bez on November 8th, 2006 6:49 am

    Hey John,
    Who did you vote for?

  2. Andrew Bez on November 8th, 2006 12:00 pm

    Guilfoil is my favorite blogger

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