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Joe Donnelly is pulling away from Chris Chocola in the South Bend district but it's still early (32 percent). Baron "The Baron" Hill is up slightly.
If Dems take all three contested Indiana seats (they already have one), that's a big indicator of a big night for them.
James Carville is looking more and more like Hunter Thompson.
Networks are calling New Jersey Senate for Democrat Menendez -- that was the GOP's best pickup hope in the U.S. Senate.
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