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David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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Another one bites the dust.

Rep. Curt Weldon, the embattled Republican from Pennsylvania under federal criminal investigation, goes down to retired Admiral Joe Sestak, based on CNN's projection.

The Senate races in Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri--the GOP's firewall--remain too close to call.

The GOP has lost two more House seats, bringing the Dems magic number down to 9, if network and cable news projections are correct.

In the New Hampshire-02, Democrat Paul Hodes knocks off Rep. Charlie Bass.

And in the Ohio-18, the seat just vacated by convicted felon Bob Ney goes to Democrat Zack Space over Republican Joy Padgett.

Democrat Tim Mahoney has a slim lead over Republican Joe Negron in the Florida-16, with 59% reporting. Again, that's the Mark Foley seat that the Republicans had seemed to write off immediately after Foley's resignation.

Make that 11 House seats to go for the Dems.

Baron Hill has knocked off Republican incumbent Mike Sodrel in the Indiana-09, FOX projects.

In the House:

Republicans lose KY-03 (Northup), IN-08 (Hostettler), and IN-02 (Chocola).

Dems need 12 more to take control of the House.

In the 3 closely watched House races in Connecticut, Republicans Simmons and Shays hold early leads along with Democrat Murphy. Still very early.

In the Senate:

Republicans lose Ohio, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Democrats retain New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota.

3 down.

3 to go.

In another flip, Lincoln Chafee goes down in Rhode Island, according to CNN, losing to Sheldon Whitehouse after the White House propped up Chafee in the GOP primary.

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