OH-05, VA-01: Special Election Results Thread
Districts Lean R, but Special Elections Are Always Funky
By Adam C Posted in 2008 — Comments (43) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
OH-05 Results here. OH-05 went 61-38 for Bush over Kerry in 2004.
[UPDATE 10:45 PM] 100% reporting:
Latta (R) 57
Weirauch (D) 43
9:00 PM Eastern (25% reporting):
Latta (R) 55
Weirauch (D) 45
[UPDATE 9:25 PM]: The papers are calling it for Latta. He now leads 56-44 with just under half of the votes reporting. This combo of big wins seems to suggest that partisan R districts are holding up in a difficult environment where both parties and all parts of government are seen in a negative light. Note however that the NRCC and RNC had to get involved in OH-05 where they should not be needed. This takes money and time away from other tighter districts to spend on an R +10 area.
VA-01 looks like it is already over, Rep. Wittman (R) is now the newest Congressman. He won 62-36 in a district that Bush won 60-39 in 2004. Well done Rep. Wittman.