Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Primary News - Ongoing Updates and Final Results: Blanche Lincoln Wins Primary

California: FINAL RESULT: Carly Fiorina will face Senator Barbara Boxer in November. Actual results not yet in.


Arkansas: Good news: MoveOn.org's candidate, Arkansas' Lt. Gov. Bill Halter lost the primary to Senator Blanche Lincoln.


Arkansas: FINAL RESULT: The AP has called the race for Blanche Lincoln 51.7% to Halter's 48.3% with 80% of the vote in.

CaliforniaFINAL RESULT: Meg Whitman wins GOP primary for California Governor race with 63% of the vote.


Nevada: FINAL RESULT: The AP has called the race for Sharron Angle.

The South Carolina governor race has been one of the most dramatic. Without going into details, Republican State Representative Nikki Haley told voters if the smutty rumors about infidelity are true, she will resign if she becomes South Carolina's Governor. She narrowly missed a runoff for the GOP candidate with 59% of the vote to Republican Gresham Barrett's 49%. They will both be on the ballot for the June 22nd runoff.

Also in South Carolina, Democrat Alvin Greene, an unemployed military Vet will be up against Republican incumbent, Jim DeMint for the U.S. Senate seat.

Arkansas incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln (D) is a few points ahead behind of challenger, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D) at this moment - with polling standing at with 51% Lincoln - 46% Halter, with 56% of the vote in at 10:10 EDT.  Update: oops, at 10:30 p.m. EDT. Another Update: Lincoln now leads Halter 51% to 49% with 66% of the vote in, 10:50 p.m. EDT.   FINAL RESULT: The AP has called the race for Blanche Lincoln 51.7% to Halter's 48.3% with 80% of the vote in.

In Nevada, wanting to retire Senator Harry Reid (D) in the November election are Sharron Angle and Sue Louden. Louden was considered the favorite until the Tea Party got behind Angle. Louden is Conservative, but more of an establishment Conservative. Angle wants to repeal the 16th Amendment, dissolve the Department of Education and phase out Social Security for younger workers.

Nevada Update: Okay at 11:20 p.m. EDT and Sharron Angle has a slight lead over Louden: 35.2% 36.1% to 33.2%.  At 11:46 p.m. EDT Angle leads Louden 36.8% to 30.5% with 36% of the vote in.

In Nevada at about 11:11 EDT, Fox is reporting early results in the Republican primary have Sue Louden at 34.7%  31.2%, and  Sharron Angle 36.1%. Stand-by.
At 12:20 a.m. EDT, 6-9-10, results are still not in on the Angle-Louden race but the last report had Angle up by about 7 points. I'm off to bed. Catch you in the morning.

FINAL RESULT: The AP has called the Nevada race for Sharron Angle.
California's race for the Republican to retire Senator Barbara Boxer is all-important to Conservatives. Polls close in California at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. EDT - just about 25 minutes away. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, State Assemblyman Chuck Devore and former U.S. Congressman, Tom Campbell.

At 11:33 p.m. EDT with only 4% of the vote in, Carly Fiorina leads with 59.4% and Tom Campbell 20.7%. Stay tuned. FINAL RESULT: Carly Fiorina will face Senator Barbara Boxer in November. Actual results not yet in.

Also in California's governors race, former Ebay CEO, Meg Whitman (R) faced Republican Steve Poizner in tonight's primary. FINAL RESULT: Meg Whitman wins GOP primary for California Governor race.

In Georgia, Republican Tom Graves has been elected to the U.S. House to complete Nathan Deal's (R) term through 2010.

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