Tester claims victory

I think we’ve got it.

He’s up by 3000 votes (.75%) with 99% of the precincts already counted. All that’s left are the provisional ballots, and there’s no reason to think they’ll swing Republican. The Burns campaign seems to be in hiding.

Update CNN calls it for Tester: he’s still 3000 up, with only 1500 left to count.

With Webb still head by 7000+, I think it’s time to get some champagne on ice.

If we really take both chambers, a good first bill to pass would be a massive earmark-repeal bill. Let Bush use his second veto on that one.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. And you think the Dems would want to repeal earmarks why? Remember Murtha has spent the last twelve years in a little corner in the back of the chamber trading Dem votes for earmarks and getting his guys stuff in return.

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