UPDATE @ 12:20 AM: Still waiting for results in DC, but it looks like NOM’s candidate in Ward 5, Delano Hunter, is going to lose. GOOD.
In the mayor’s race her in DC, Vincent Gray is leading Mayor Fenty. But, I can’t tell how much of the vote is counted. The counting is very, very slow. Local news is agog ove a broken window at Fenty’s campaign HQ.
Also, it’s now looking good for Eric Schneiderman in the Democratic primary for NY AG. He’s up by 3 points.
UPDATE @ 11:44 PM: Ethically challenged NY Congressman Charlie Rangel was just declared the winner in his primary. His ethics trial will take place later this month.
UPDATE @ 11:08 PM: A winner has been declared in the NY GOP Gubernatorial primary. Tweeted by Swing State Project:
AP calls #NYGov GOP nod for Carl Paladino, one of the most revolting human beings in the Empire State.
Revolting and racist. Typical GOPer. Paladino will face Andrew Cuomo in November.
UPDATE @ 10:24 PM: In New York, State Senator William Stachowksi, who voted against the marriage bill last December, was defeated in his primary. Congrats to FightBackNY for taking the fight to him — and winning. The primary winner, Tim Kennedy, supports marriage equality. Now, he has to win in the general.
UPDATE @ 10:16 PM: The openly gay Mayor of Providence, David Ciclline, won the primary in RI’s Second CD tonight. This is the open seat, vacated by Patrick Kennedy.
UPDATE @ 10:06 PM: Via Hotline, we’ve got an intra-GOP Senate caucus cat fight underway. Someone in a the leadership office is upset with DeMint for supporting O’Donnell:
One senior Republican leadership aide blasted DeMint for his involvement in the race, arguing he cared more about his own personal stature than a Republican majority in the Senate.
“DeMint took it a step too far here, and I think he has lost the remaining credibility he had, even within the caucus,” said the aide. “DeMint is not interested in a majority, he’d rather establish himself as the leader on the fringe.”
UPDATE @ 9:43 PM: Via Blue Hampshire, in NH’s Second CD, Annie Kuster won the Democratic primary. Blue Dog Katrina Swett has conceded. Annie is great. We’ll have to help her win this open seat in November.
UPDATE @ 9:08 PM: AP just called Delaware’s GOP Senate primary for teabagger (and masturbation authority) Christine O’Donnell. 1) Wow. and 2) YAY!!!
Okay, as of 9:00 PM Eastern polls are now closed in all seven states with primaries — and DC. I’ll be updating with results through the night. So far, Christine O’Donnell, the teabagger with a bizarre and shady past, is leading in Delaware. I think she’s going to win. At 9:06 PM, with 77.5% of precincts reporting, O’Donnell is leading by a 10-point margin: 53.9% – 46.1%. (I’m updating these numbers every few minutes.) O’Donnell is now the face of the GOP. And, this bodes well for Democratic candidate Chris Coons. He took a risk getting in this race — and it just might make him a Senator.
As always, if you want the most up-to-date info., check Swing State Project. I’m a more than a little addicted to the crew over there on elections nights. Blue Hampshire is tracking the New Hampshire races, including the GOP Senate primary and the 2nd District Democratic primary (We’re for Kuster over Blue Dog Swett.)
An interesting note to the night from Alaska from a recent primary: Lisa Murkowski, who lost to teabagger Joe Miller in her primary, is going to tell us on Friday whether she’ll run as an independent, according to the adn.com.
I’ll update as events unfold…