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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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