Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Dems Likely Up 2 in the Senate

Unlike elsewhere in the country, close races seem to breaking for the Dems in the Maryland Senate. If the races go as currently indicated by the vote tallies, the Maryland Senate Republican Caucus will shrink by two--down to just 12 out of 47, or 25.5% of the Chamber. Senate President Mike Miller is enjoying the results.

In District 3, Republican Sen. Alex Mooney is going down to Democrat Ron Young. Mooney trails by 783 in Frederick County but is up by 118 in Washington County.

In District 38, Democratic Del. Jim Mathias currently has a narrow lead of 104 votes over Republican Michael James in this lower Eastern Shore district.

Vulnerable Democrats hung on elsewhere. Sen. Ed Kasemayer turned back a Republican challenge in District 12 (Howard-Baltimore County) with 58% of the vote. In District 29 (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's), Sen. Roy Dyson held on with 51% against his Republican opponent to remain just over 1000 votes ahead. In Anne Arundel, Sen. John Astle also leads with 767 votes, equivalent to 1.6%, more than his Republican opponent. In District 42 (Baltimore County), Sen. Jim Brochin won 58% against the Republican.