We're ready to announce the first Democratic pick-up in their charge toward a 60-vote Senate supermajority. Of course, if we'd told you 2 years ago that this path would start in the old Confederacy, you would have called us "Macaca" and encouraged a mob to taunt us.
Well, apologies to everyone from Jefferson Davis to George Allen. Mark Warner will be the next Senator from Virginia.
And apologies as well to Warner's opponent, Jim Gilmore, although we're pretty sure he stopped paying attention several months back.
Tags: George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Virginia