Nationally, and especially in Ohio, young voters did not turn out.

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Nov. 2 2010 11:41 PM

Youth Gone Mild

Nationally, and especially in Ohio, young voters did not turn out.

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*In Virginia, we were looking to see if the Republican wave would take vulnerable Rep. Tom Perriello of the 5th District and stop there, or would it also get Rep. Gerald Connolly in the 11th District. Perriello has gone down, as has Rep. Rick Boucher in the 9th District, and as of 8:30 p.m., Connolly is fighting for his life. That's a preliminary indication that this wave could grow.

*Late in the Kentucky Senate campaign, Democrat Jack Conway threw a Hail Mary pass: He ran an ad trying to raise questions about Rand Paul in order to scare religious voters. It didn't appear to work. Half of the voters in the state identified themselves as evangelicals, and they overwhelmingly went for Paul, 70 percent to 30 percent.

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*In Indiana's 9th District, Republican challenger Todd Young has defeated Democratic incumbent Baron Hill. It was a race Republicans should have won, but it neverthless represents a GOP gain. In the state's 2nd District, however, the firewall held: Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat,  won another term.

*In Pennsylvania, the House went to the Republicans, as did the governorship. That will be a boon to the party when it comes time for redistricing next year. It has total control over the state, and therefore the redistricting process—and Pennsylvania is a crucial battleground state.

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