7:33- With 10% reported, Libertarian John Monds is at 3% of the vote with 7,475 votes. The party needs 20% for major party status.
7:35- Here is my SERIOUSLY? moment of the night- with 6% reported, Green Tom Clements is at 7% of the vote in the South Carolina Senate race with 5,765 votes. Democrat Alvin Greene has 29%. Previous polling had Clements at 13% to Greene’s 12%. Jim Demint will glide to victory.
7:42- Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris is at 5% in the Indiana Senate race, which has been called for Republican Dan Coats.
7:53- Trevor Drown looks like he is running a strong race in Arkansas. Politico has him at 11.5% in Yell County with 0% reporting and 3.5% in Nevada County with 10.5% reporting.
7:57- My gubernatorial rankings really blew it in Maine. Eliot Cutler is leading with 43% at the moment with 1.2% reporting. This race is guaranteed to tighten, but Cutler is still outpacing predictions. Shawn Moody is also at 6.3%.
7:59- In Massaachusetts, Independent Tim Cahill is at 7.7% and Jill Stein is at 1.4% in the gubernatorial race with 9% reporting.
8:01- In Ohio, Green Dennis Spiszak is at 1.5% and Libertarian Ken Matesz is at 2.1% with 9% reporting.
8:03- Libertarian Kathie Glass is really underperforming; she has 1.9% with 2.3% reporting.
8:04- With 20.3% reporting, Independent Scott Lee Cohen is at 3.9% and Green Rich Whitney is at 2.6% in the gubernatorial race. I have not seen results for Libertarian Lex Green.
8:06- With 20.7% reporting, Green LeAlan Jones wins 2.6% and Libertarian Mike Labno is 1.7% in the Illinois Senate race.
8:14- With 35.8% reporting, Green Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson has 1.9% and Constitution Party candidate Jeff Becker has 1.1%.
8:17- In Pensylvania’s 15th District, Independent Jake Towne has 866 votes for 6.6% with 10.2% reporting.
8:20- Charlie Crist is at 29% in the Florida Senate race. The race was called for Marco Rubio awhile back. Libertarian Alex Snitker and Constitution Party candidate Bernie deCastro combined for 1.2%.
8:37- With 33% reporting, Independent Glenn Wilson is at 4.2% of the vote. Republican Dan Benishek so far is running away with the race.
8:44- With 1.2% of results in Minnesota, Tom Horner is lagging in the Governor’s race at 10.2%.
9:18- In FL-12, Republican Dennis Ross has solidly won. Florida Tea Party candidate Randy Wilkinson sagged in the polls to 11% with 95% reporting. Peg Dunmire is at 3.3%, despite her $250k investment in the race, with 84% reporting.
9:20- With 60% reporting, Jim Traficant seems to have the strongest Independent or minor party campaign in the House. He is at 16.4%.
9:21- With 72% reporting, Jake Towne is up to 8% in PA-15.
9:32- What happened in Maine? It has lots of early voters, so Eliot Cutler’s late surge wasn’t predicted to pull him past LePage. No poll showed Cutler with any demonstrable lead in the race. Neverthless, he is polling at 38.9% with 21% reporting.
9:43- Democrat Frank Caprio has tanked in the Rhode Island gubernatorial race. It is now a heat between Republican John Robitaille and Independent Lincoln Chafee. Chafee leads with 35.8% to 34% with 90% reporting.
10:58- Still have a lot of work tonight, so updating will likely be haphazard on this thread from my hand. Check out Small Gov Times, which is liveblogging results for Libertarian candidates.
11:01- Maine gubernatorial race is really tightening up now with a little over 50% reporting. Cutler leads Republican Paul LePage 37.6%-36.2%. Independent Shawn Moody is at 5.2%; could he split the Independent vote with Cutler?
11:02- With 93% reporting, Johns Monds is at a solid 5% in the Georgia gubernatorial race. Republican Nathan Deal is over 50%, so it does not look like there will be a runoff in this race.
11:05- Libertarian Chuck Donovan in the Georgia Senate race is all over the map. Some counties he is hitting over 5%; others he isn’t registering at all.
11:06- With 44% reporting, Libertarian David Nolan is at 4.4% in the Arizona Senate race, hitting 6.8% in Mohave County. I don’t see results for Green Jerry Joslyn yet. Also not seeing results in the Governor’s race for Libertarian Barry Hess.
11:10- With 13% reporting, Independent Jana Kemp is at 5.6% of the vote in the Idaho gubernatorial race, with 8.4% in Camas County; no results for the Libertarian or perennial candidate Pro-Life.
11:16- Chelene Nightingale is doing a little bit better in the California gubernatorial race than expected. She is cracking 3% in scattered counties around the state, including 4.3% in Inyo County.
11:18- It doesn’t look like the Libertarians will achieve ballot access in the Iowa gubernatorial race with Eric Cooper. Independent Jonathan Narcisse is cracking 3% in counties scattered around the state.
11:20- With 0.2% reporting, Republican John Dennis (endorsed by Rep. Ron Paul and Matt Gonzalez) isn’t looking so hot in CA-08 (Pelosi’s district). He is trailing with 20.4% of the vote.
11:21- In CA-37, Independent Nick Dibs is pulling 9.1% of the vote in a three-way race with 4.5% reported.
11:35- Maine’s gubernatorial race is in a dead heat. A minute ago Cutler fell slightly behind; now he is slightly ahead, 37.2% to 37.1%. 63.8% of precincts have reported.
11:42- A little bit late on this, but the Rhode Island gubernatorial race has been called for Lincoln Chafee. He pulled 36.1% to 33.6% for Republican John Robitaille. Moderate Party candidate Ken Block pulled off a suprpisingly strong showing of 6.5%. This gives his party ballot access.
11:50- It is looking more and more likely that the Greens and Libertarians will both earn ballot access in New York.
11:57- With 100% reporting, there is an interesting situation in Tennessee’s 3rd district. Independent Savas Kyriakidis has cracked over 10% of the vote, while Independent Mark Devol simlilarly pulled 3.8% (Devol had been endorsed by several other Independents in the race and one failed Republican primary candidate). Although open and featuring two major party candidates, this was a safe Republican district.
12:04- With 71% reporting, Eliot Cutler is about 1% back in the Maine gubernatorial race to Republican Paul LePage. Mitchell is below 20%; the Democrat’s numbers have been sagging all night.
12:08- With 78.1% of precincts in, Trevor Drown is pulling 3.3% and Green Party candidate John Gray is at 1.9%. In the Arkansas gubernatorial race, Green Jim Lendall is cracking 3% in a scattered counties around the state, but it is very inconsistent. The Green Party needs 3% in this race to gain ballot access.
12:17- NY-23 has just been called for Democrat Bill Owens by about three percentage points. Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman was still on the ballot, despite endorsing Republican Matt Doheny. He pulled 6% of the vote.
12:26- Computer problems may be killing the liveblog.