Illinois AP results: Big night for Mitt Romney as he wins big in Illinois. The final delegate count is not set but he will win the vast majority of this state's delegates. The count will likely be 42 delegates for Romney to 12 for Santorum. Either way its hard not to call this a huge Romney win.
Wyoming: Yes, every vote counts as the state GOP awards a delegate to Romney that had been awarded to Santorum. Apparently the Romney delegate for Park County had been elected on the second ballot at the county caucus, but for whatever reason another ballot was held. On that third ballot a Santorum delegate was elected. The new updated partial Wyoming numbers are 8 Romney, 2 Santorum, one Paul and one uncommitted delegate.
Nebraska: The state GOP has filed a challenge to Bob Kerrey's ballot spot. To refresh everyone's memory, Kerrey decided to run earlier this year for this Senate seat and then changed his mind about running. Then he changed his mind and decided to run. He then registered to vote at his sister's house. Then he registered at a friend's house. I wonder if Nebraska has the "tooth brush rule" which might help sort out where he is actually registered. Of course, he is still registered in New York and likely has several toothbrushes in New York where his family lives.
Massachusetts: This PPP poll has Warren five points ahead of Brown. It is out of line with several other recent polls that have Brown ahead of her. I am in such a good mood after Romney winning on Tuesday that I will not even fuss about this poll. Nor will I link any Rasmussen polls this morning. Consider this my Rodney King moment as I just want all of us to just get along.
Illinois results: There were crucial primaries settled on Tuesday night. Here's a partial list of winners: Jesse Jackson Jr. won renomination in the 2nd district Democratic primary. Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic nomination for the 8th district and has the honor of facing freshman Republican Joe Walsh. Brad Schneider won the Democratic nomination in the 10th district and will face another GOP freshman, Bob Dold. Finally, in a member versus member face off in the 16th district, Congressman Adam Kinzinger defeated Don Manzullo.
Illinois: Here's a good writeup on many of the primary results from Tuesday's house races in Illinois. The GOP will be trying to hold on to seats in IL8, IL10, IL11, IL13 and IL17. Those matchups are set while the Republicans will be trying to win the open seat in IL12 now held by Congressional Costello.
New York 27: Former New York AG Dennis Vacco is opting out of a race against Congresswoman Hochul. At the moment only Iraq War vet David Ballevia has announced on the GOP side. The expectation is that former Erie County Executive Chris Collins will enter the race, and he would be a favorite to take this seat.
New Mexico 1st: Former State Representative Janice Arnold Jones secures the offical endorsement of the Republican party for this open seat. In my opinion the GOP will struggle to win this seat if former ABQ Mayor Martin Chavez is the Democratic nominee. The former Mayor has ties to the business community and will be popular with the Hispanic population in this seat. The primary filing deadline was Tuesday the 20th and the primary is June 5th. Jones was endorsed by Republicans at their state convention over the weekend but may still face Gary Smith in a GOP primary if he secures enough signatures to gain a ballot spot.
Kansas: The State House gave a voice vote to a plan today but apparently things are still up in the air. This House plan will need to be reconciled with a Senate plan for the state's congressional districts. It is frustrating to see this state and New Hampshire, which both have GOP redistricting trifectas, struggle to finish their lines.
SD27: Has the GOP won this seat? The machine count on election day has the Republican ahead by 120 but there are 757 paper ballots out. There has been so many cases in New York State Senate races where absentee and provisional ballots have ended up in court. There was two close races in 2010 and several in 2008. So, I do not expect this matter to be settled quickly. Still it's far better to be leading at this point than it is to be behind so three cheers for the Brooklyn GOP. Now, a side note, it appears that the Democrats and Republicans swapped assembly seats in special elections on Tuesday. There will be recounts and absentee ballots that could let the Republicans win the Hudson Valley seat.