Once more into the coal mine

A Republican pollster said the GOP would be in trouble if it lost three Republican-controlled seats in Indiana and Kentucky. It just did.

Tim Grieve
November 8, 2006 7:46AM (UTC)

As we noted earlier tonight, Republican pollster Frank Luntz predicted that Democrats would be on their way to taking the House if Republican incumbents lost three or more seats in Indiana and Kentucky. They appear to have lost three already, with a fourth possibly still to come.

CNN says that Democrat John Yarmuth will beat GOP Rep. Anne Northup in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District, a seat the Republicans had high hopes of keeping. The network is also projecting that Democrat Joe Donnelly will beat Republican Rep. Chris Chocola and Democrat Brad Ellsworth will beat Republican Rep. John Hostettler in Indiana. And with more than 70 percent of the precincts counted, Democrat Baron Hill is leading Republican Rep. Mike Sodrel by a couple of points in Indiana's 9th District.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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