It's been a good night for conservative Americans with Republicans picking up at least 58 house seats across the country. While the GOP will not take control of the Senate, they have picked up 6 seats.
In Missouri's CD4, Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) beat Ike Skelton (D-MO). Statewide, Roy Blunt (R-MO) beat Robin Carnahan (D-MO) in a 14 point blow out. Robin still holds the record of most votes ever received by a candidate in a general election in Missouri—1.7 million in 2008—but with only 0.7 million in 2010, she's gotta be thinking that another million woulda been nice. Has there been a candidate in Missouri history who has lost a million voters in the span of two years? Wow. That's unreal.
I was puzzled when I saw polls showing Robin's unfavorable numbers at 53%. I never thought she was that unlikable. Obviously, the voters disagreed. Nonetheless, I just checked The Gematriculator and they confirm that the Missouri Secretary of State website (www.sos.mo.gov) is only 41% Evil. That's about the same as Robin's 40.5% of the vote. Things that make you go: hmmm......
Ed Martin's race against Russ Carnahan is in limbo with neither candidate conceding. I'd like to submit this tape as evidence in support of an Ed Martin victory before deciding the election:
There were some tremendous Tea Party wins in the Show Me State in races for the state house and senate. The names that come immediately to mind are: Gary Fuhr, Marsha Haefner, Brian Nieves, Paul Wieland... Paul beat Tea Party hater Jeff Roorda. On two occasions Roorda in open floor debate in the Missouri house denounced "tea baggers". Hey, Roorda, you've been bagged, so here's a sign for you:
Most importantly, the premiere Tea Party candidate, a candidate who is firmly committed to principals over politics, Paul Curtman won by 13 points in a Democrat district. He did this the old fashioned way: just knocking on doors one at a time. Here he is: