Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Two and half hours to go...

I never did get lunch...so I'm taking a bit of break to have dinner before the second half of the day starts.

My sense is that we're looking at a long night ahead of us. We've got a lot of close races, and a larger than usual turnout. It could be several hours after the polls close before we get a sense of winners and losers.

Statewide, predictions are the turnout will be about 66 percent, that's 8 percent higher than what we normally see in non-presidential years. The normal turnout is usually about 58 percent. For what it might be worth, the last time U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons and Democratic challenger Joe Courtney met in a 2nd District contest (2002), the winning margin of victory was 8 percent.

A few other things I've learned today...

It's not easy balancing a laptop on one knee in the front seat of my car. The steering wheel gets in the way when I'm trying to write.

Parking is also an issue. It's hard to find the cursor on the computer screen if the car is parked in a direction that allows the sun to shine on it.

After grabbing a bite to eat, we'll head down to Mystic and get set for the returns at U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons' Election Night Campaign headquarters.


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