Two Major Democratic Victories to Cheer Us Up!

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    A couple pieces of very good news after a day or two of generally bad news.

    First, there’s this, hot off the presses:

    Sen. Patty Murray wins fourth term

    Sen. Patty Murray has been re-elected to a fourth term, riding a wave of strong Democratic support in King County to defeat Republican challenger Dino Rossi.

    Second, there’s this, from the Land of Lincoln:

    Gov. Patrick J. Quinn was declared the winner of the race for governor of Illinois by The Associated Press this afternoon.

    The victory for Mr. Quinn, a Democrat, goes against the trend of Republicans winning governorship races in many Midwestern states in this election. It came as good news for Democrats in President Obama’s home state, where Republicans captured his former Senate seat on Tuesday.

    Anyway, just a bit of good news for a change, in a sea of less-than-stellar events.

    P.S. Hopefully, we’ll win in the state I grew up in as well.  We should know tomorrow.