Commentary Magazine



Mitch McConnell wins and Liddy Dole loses. The Dole loss is a sign the map has changed. McConnell’s win along with Collins suggests that the Senate may be “safe” — that is short of fillibuster territory. McConnell will soon become, it appears, the face of the Republicans in Washington and the only thing standing in the way of a runaway Democratic train.

UPDATE: Saxby Chambliss is leading but John Sununu has gone down to defeat.