Mark Warner replaces John Warner

The first Senate pickup for the Democrats is an easy call

By Andrew Leonard

Published November 5, 2008 12:09AM (EST)

Never bet against a Warner in Virginia politics. In the first of what could be a tidal wave of Democrat Senate pickups, the networks are projecting that former Governor Mark Warner will defeat Republican Jim Gilmore in Virginia.

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Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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