CNN reports that:
(CNN) — Democrat Jeff Merkley is declaring victory over Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith in the Oregon Senate race, moving Democrats one seat closer to a filibuster-proof majority in the body.
Read full article here.
Also, early today NPR reported that projections now have Obama winning North Carolina.
And FiveThirtyEight.com is reporting that Obama is likely to pick up an Electoral College vote in Nebraska, which can split it’s votes.
Can Dems get 60 in the Senate? To do so Franken has to win the recount in Minnesota, which is possible. And candidates in Georgia are already moving toward a run-off campaign. Could Obama’s big reserves of money help there?
And finally, what about Stevens in Alaska? Reports have projected him in the lead, but there are “at least 40,000 absentee ballot, 9,000 early voting ballots, and an undetermined number of questionable ballots”. So that one is far from over.
Lieberman must be watching all of this carefully. There is talk that if Dems don’t reach the 60 seat mark, including Lieberman, they’re going to boot him from the caucus (sp).