Democrats have now picked up a Senate seat in Montana where Democratic candidate Jon Tester defeated incumbent Conrad Burns with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
This gives Democrats and Republicans even numbers in the Senate. One race, in Virginia, is still outstanding, where Democrat Jim Webb leads Senator George Allen by a slim margin. Should Webb win that election, Democrats will hold majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
I’d like to make a special shout-out to my dad, William Towle, who spent the weekend working the phones in Missoula for Jon Tester in Montana. You did it!