Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* As of this morning, local news reports suggest Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) will hold on and win a second term, defeating former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R). That said, Beauprez has not conceded and the race has not yet been formally called.
* In Massachusetts’ gubernatorial race, Martha Coakley (D) waited until this morning, but she conceded the race to Gov.-elect Charlie Baker (R).
* In New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, Scott Brown (R) also conceded his contest this morning to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), launching numerous jokes about which state he’ll move to in order to launch a 2016 campaign.
* In Alaska, it’s not official, but it appears that Bill Walker (I) is leading incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell (R). Walker, who has a Democratic running mate, would be the state’s first independent governor.
* Speaking of Alaska, the state’s U.S. Senate race has not yet been called, but with nearly all the votes counted, Dan Sullivan (R) reportedly has “an insurmountable lead” over incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D).
* In Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) will face Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) in a Dec. 6 runoff.
* Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is urging the media to see yesterday’s election results as a repudiation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. No, seriously.
* Nate Silver published a preliminary analysis of the 2014 polls and found they tilted too heavily in Democrats’ favor.
* And according to the White House, President Obama spent last night working the phones, talking with 12 senators, 5 senators-elect, 4 governors, 2 House representatives, one representative-elect, and one governor-elect. He also reached out to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), though they weren’t able to connect.
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