For those of you worried that the ascendant Democrats would usher in a new era of ordinary Americans governing in Washington, you have nothing to fear! There are plenty of new out-of-touch plutocrats set to take office.
* New Virginia Senator Mark Warner, who founded Nextel and is worth $91 million
* New Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis, who apparently owns $17 million worth of cattle
* New Idaho Senator Jim Risch, who is taking Larry Craig's seat and is worth $20 million (most of which will be spent on industrial-strength disinfectant for that seat)
In case you were wondering, none of these freshman lawmakers will even come close to topping the reigning king of Washington wealth.
What, you really don't know who that is? John Kerry, of course! He's worth at a minimum $231 million, and that doesn't include anything held solely in Theresa Heinz-Kerry's name.
It also doesn't include the millions he spent on advertising in the Chicago media market promoting himself as a candidate for Secretary of State.
Tags: House of Representatives, Idaho, Illinois, John Kerry, Larry Craig, Mark Warner, Massachusetts, Obama Administration, Senate, Virginia, Wyoming
Fox News: Wisconsin, New Mexico, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Michigan, North Dakota and Wyoming
Fox News has called Wisconsin, New Mexico, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island and Michigan for Obama, and North Dakota and Wyoming for McCain.
They called Ohio for Obama and took it back. Get it together, guys, Rove's in the room.
What is growing on David Axelrod's upper lip?
Tags: Fox, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Once again, we're learning that not all states are created equal. We certainly know that presidential votes won't be counted equally this year. But the inequity continues into legislative races. Did you know that seventeen states don't even have Senate races this year? How unfair is that? Especially when certain states have TWO Senate races!
That's right, I'm looking at you, Mississippi! Seems that due to Senator Trent Lott's disgraceful mid-term retirement, there are two match-ups in the state:
* Incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran vs. Democratic State Rep. Erik Fleming. With a name like Thad Cochran, you can't lose in Mississippi.
* Recently appointed incumbent Republican Roger Wicker vs. former Governor Ronnie Musgrove. This one will be much closer and could be the deciding factor in whether or not the Democrats reach 60 votes in the Senate tonight. Watch for the returns from De Soto County, now proudly under a state of emergency in anticipation of election-inspired race riots.
By the way, today is also Two-Fer Tuesday in Wyoming, where both Senate seats are up this year. That means that all four Wyoming residents are currently Senate candidates.
Tags: Election Day, Mississippi, Senate, Thad Cochran, Trent Lott, Wyoming
So, uh, yeah… Wyoming had that caucus for the thing on Saturday afternoon. Hang on. Let me get my head together here. Whoa.
Anyway, apparently, with just 100% of precincts reporting, it appears that CNN is projecting this state to Barack Obama with 61% of the vote to Clinton's 38%, netting him 7 of the state's 12 votes, while Hillary has to make due with 4.
That twelfth delegate is around here somewhere. I can totally see it in my mind's eye, I can't quite place the location. I already checked in the cabinets and behind the refrigerator. It might in the attic with the Christmas decorations. Maybe If it doesn't turn up soon, I swear to god I'll replace it. As soon as my tax return check comes in. I swear to god.
Tags: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Wyoming