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News from the Votemaster

We have Senate polls in four states today. In Maryland, Rep. Ben Cardin (D) has increased his lead over Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R). He is now ahead 51% to 40%, including a 3 to 1 lead with African-American voters (Cardin is white; Steele is black).

In New Jersey, the race has tightened considerably. Rasmussen reports that state senator Tom Kean Jr.'s lead over incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has shrunk to essentially zero, 41% to 40%. This is the only Senate seat the Republicans might be able to pick up from a Democrat, and they will try mightily to do so.

In Minnesota and Florida, it's all over but the shouting. The Democrats hold massive leads in both states now. Amy Klobuchar (D) is 15 points ahead of Mark Kennedy (R) in Minnesota and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is 23 percentage points ahead of Rep. Katherine Harris (R).

Over in the House, NV-02 is close, with Republican incumbent Dean Heller facing a stiff challenge from Jill Derby. Heller is in a statistical tie with Derby, with 45% favoring Heller and 42% favoring Derby.

If you have a blog or Website, please click on the "For bloggers" link above or here. This page has icons for the Senate and now the House that you can put on your blog or Website. When people visit your page, they will automatically get the current Senate and House scores. It takes just a minute to install and then your site will offer the current scores automatically updated every day until the election.

Antiwar activist Donna Edwards has conceded defeat in the Democratic primary in MD-04. She lost to incumbent Albert Wynn by about 2700 votes. Wynn is unopposed in the general election.

Congressional Quarterly has a nice color coded map of the U.S. showing all 435 congressional districts .

If you click on a gray state on the map, you now get the names of the senators and when they are due for reelection. Thanks to Rob McGahen for help here.

Diebold claims it fixed the bugs in the Maryland system Avi Rubin discovered and I have discussed at length recently. Only the state elections administrator, Linda Lamone, is not yet convinced . Me neither. And I never will be until there are paper trails for everything.

Projected New House*:     216 Democrats     218 Republicans     1 Tie
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