Breaking: Begich defeats Stevens

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It’s for the best, even though I know why the GOP kept him on the ticket. The idea probably was to see if he could win, wait for Congress to shame him out of the Senate, and then have Gov. Palin appoint someone to take his place – or something like that.

This brings the number of Democrats in the Senate to 58. If Coleman’s win in MN holds up after the recount is done, whether or not Chambliss wins in GA Dec 2, Obama will not have a filibuster-proof majority. A win by Chambliss would cushion that a bit.

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