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9:59 p.m. CNN has Tester ahead 57-41, with 17% of precincts reporting.

9:57 p.m. Come on, Montana! We can do better than this.

9:56 p.m. James Carville is saying that the control of the Senate will come down to Montana. He’s eating Paul Begala’s brain at the same time.

9:53 p.m. CNN has Webb ahead by 3,000 in Virginia!!!!! Way to go, Virginia!

9:52 p.m. Virginia is indeed tighter than a tick. 3,000 vote lead for Macacca, with 2% to come in. Come on Virginia!

9:47 p.m. Another great win for the Democrats. J.D. Hayworth, blowhard nativist, losing in Arizona.

9:44 p.m. Ed Gillespie looks like he has been crying…but maintains that George Allen can be a viable presidential candidate.

9:42 p.m. George Bush excited about new opportunities with a Democratic House. Yeah, like hearings.

9:38 p.m. Major Garrett calls the Democratic gain in the House “historic.” Expect him to be fired tomorrow.

9:33 p.m. David Shuster reports that 30,000 absentee ballots in pro-Webb areas, including Richmond, have not been counted yet. Both campaigns are expecting the race to get tighter. The margin is down to less than 5,000 votes. Come on Virginia!

9:27 p.m. The Gazette has Tester ahead 20,443-16,526, with no details. 29 precints in.

9:25 p.m. Allen 49.57%, Webb 49.23%. 8,000 vote difference, with 3 % to come in. Do it, Virginia!

9:23 p.m. Dennis Hastert is pretty excited about the ass kicking he’s taking.

9:21 p.m. John Sweeney, Republican incumbent from New York: adios

9:20 p.m. Bye, Crazy Curt. Welcome to the House, Admiral Sestak.

9:17 p.m. Just over 3% to come in, Webb down by .59%. Come on, Virginia!

9:15 p.m. The Helena IR has Tester up 19,224 to 15,249–with no indication where those votes are coming from.

9:12 p.m. The Washington Post has withdrawan its projection that Cardin wins in Maryland.

9:11 p.m.  12,000 vote margin in the Virginia race with 96% in.

9:05 p.m. Brit Hume and Bill Kristol…sad pandas.

9:04 p.m. More love from the NRO for Rick Santorum. Get a room! You’d think this gay-baiting bigot had been a statesman or something, given the carrying on.

9:01 p.m. Time for a miracle in Virginia. Webb needs to pick up 16,000 votes in the next 5%.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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