This is one of the most contested and followed mid-terms in recent memory. But as much as people around the country might be glued to their TV’s to see what’s going to happen in the House (goes Republican) and Senate (most likely stays Dems), we don’t really have all that many contested major races in our area. And of course, what with DC’s 600,000+ residents being continually treated as second class citizens and denied their right to voting representation despite the requirement that we pay federal income taxes, DC certainly has no big contested races in the House or Senate (hahahahahaha. DC having a Senator. That’s a good one).
What we do have though are two local races which garnered more attention than others. Not just because they were both supposed to be contested, but also because they have resulted in an absolute onslaught of non-stop negative campaign advertisements. But let’s get on with it.
As of right now at 10:37pm:
In Maryland, Gov. O’Malley is up a better than expected 55% over former Gov. Ehrlich with 44% of the vote (45% total reporting).
In Fairfax (VA-11), Rep. Connolly is in a very intense battle and practically tied at 51%with Keith Fimian in an election that has only 800 votes separating them at this point. Rep. Connolly is currently up with 98% of the precincts reporting but this has a good chance of going to a recount. We. Shall. See.
At least, regardless of what happens, the damn ads have stopped. Let us all be thankful for that. Now, ready to start seeing Presidential ads tomorrow?