Connecticut Senate Results

8:37pm
I won't put this on the front page, but I do have the urge to share. With 4% of the precincts reporting in...

Lamont 60% 6,814
Lieberman 40% 4,586

8:45pm
This is cracking me up. Almost every site covering this is stalling because of the high traffic - even sites used to the traffic. It doesn't bode well for information exchange in November. Methinks some folks will need to pay for extra bandwidth come fall.

More below the fold...

8:54pm
Lamont 56.52% 19,591
Lieberman 43.48% 15,072

9:07pm
U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary
160 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 21.39%

Lamont, Ned 35,942 56.01%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 28,227 43.99%

The gap is narrowing, but at 25% reporting in, I'm not sure Lieberman can pull it off....

9:13
U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary
189 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 25.27%

Lamont, Ned 40,934 55.09
Lieberman, Joe (i) 33,375 44.91

9:20 - Gap narrows to about 8 points
253 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 33.82%

Lamont, Ned 55,294 54.09%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 46,941 45.91%

9:30 - narrower still....
332 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 44.39%

Lamont, Ned 64,383 53.09%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 56,891 46.91%

9:37 - down to 4 points....
404 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 54.01%

Lamont, Ned 74,396 51.98%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 68,718 48.02%

9:49...come on Ned, you can do it...
484 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 64.71%

Lamont, Ned 89,814 51.60%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 84,231 48.40%

9:58...The gap widens a bit...
551 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 73.66%

Lamont, Ned 103,145 51.73%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 96,235 48.27%

10:03...spread continues to widen...
575 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 76.87%

Lamont, Ned 109,239 51.76%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 101,818 48.24%

10:09...Just called the fat lady...she's on hold...

598 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 79.95%

Lamont, Ned 114,165 51.75%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 106,428 48.25%

10:12...Lieberman says...whooaa, not yet...
608 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 81.28%

Lamont, Ned 116,387 51.71%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 108,683 48.29%

10:18....do re mi fa so la ti ti ti ti.....the fat lady is in the house...
618 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 82.62%

Lamont, Ned 119,100 51.83%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 110,686 48.17%

10:37...almost there
648 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 86.63%

Lamont, Ned 124,528 51.82%
Lieberman, Joe (i) 115,803 48.18%

..and the fat lady is singing

Bye, bye Joe
Bye, bye you pompous ass
Hello Ned the Democrat
I feel like I could cry
Goodbye you ass, goodbye

There goes Connecticut
With someone new
Ned sure looks happy
Joe sure looks blue
Joe was their Senator
Till Ned stepped in
Goodbye to tyranny
democracy wins

Bye bye Joe
Bye, bye you pompous ass
Hello Ned the Democrat
I feel like I could cry
Goodbye you ass, goodbye

Comments

Lieberman concedes

from NYT frontpage

Breaking News 11:06 PM ET:
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Concedes in the Democratic Primary

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Ned's margin hits 10,000+

U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary 12AM
736 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 98.40%

Lamont 144,336 51.81
Lieberman 134,257 48.19

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U.S. House - District 4 - Dem Runoff
Georgia 167 of 167 Precincts Reporting - 100.00%

Johnson , Hank 41,178 58.82
McKinney , Cynthia (i) 28,832 41.18

OK...bed time..

I'm sufficiently calmed down that I won't lie in bed with my eyes wide open wondering why the heck I can't fall asleep.



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Some concession speech...

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-sen-race-0808,0,6578875.story?coll=hc-headlines-home

Lieberman told supporters that he'd called Lamont to congratulate him; then he took a few swipes at his rival.

"Of course I am disappointed by the results, but I am not discouraged," Lieberman said..

"The old politics of partisan polarization won today," Lieberman said. "For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand."

"Tomorrow morning our campaign will file the necessary petitions … so that we can continue this campaign for a new politics of unity and purpose."

Lieberman spokeswoman Marion Steinfels said that lawyer Daniel Papermaster will file the senator's petitions for an independent run at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Secretary of the State's office in Hartford.

Ever get the feeling this is all about Joe? He doesn't give a crap about his party. He is gonna run as an indy, and now we get to see 3 more months of coverage of this one race. 3 more months of netroots $$ flowing to Connecticut to Lamont instead of to great candidates all across the country, including our own Larry Kissell, Heath Shuler, and Brad Miller.

Joe is gonna stand in the way of the Democratic tidal wave - damn him.

yeah, i heard part of his

yeah, i heard part of his concession speech on npr a few minutes ago, accusing lamont of engaging in polarization...

pot, i'm sure you know kettle. have you met saucepan?

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