Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Early Congressional Results

In the First District of Virginia, Republicans will hold their open U.S. House seat by a comfortable margin. With 82% of precincts reporting, the Republican has 63% of the vote. This is exactly the same share received by incumbent Jo Ann Davis in 2006 in this district which cast 60% of its votes for Bush in 2004. The district extends from Faquier and Stafford Counties down the eastern side of Virginia to Newport News.

Only 2% of precincts are reporting so far in the Fifth District of Ohio. The Republican leads with 53% of the vote, less than the 57% received by the incumbent in 2006 and the 61% won by Bush in 2004. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.