Adam Kinzinger, a first term Congressman who was backed by Eric Cantor, defeated 10-term incumbent Don Mazullo. Kinzinger had won election in 2010 with the support of Tea Party groups, but many conservative / Tea Party groups supported Mazullo in the new district which pitted two Republican incumbents. Perhaps readers can explain this in the comments.
With 87% reporting, Romney 47%, Santorum 35, Paul 9, Gingrich 8.
Good interview of Newt on Hannity here.
Fox called the race for Romney at around 8:40. The real question will be the delegate split and how close the vote is.
Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. A Romney win seems to be expected. I’ll update results at some point; more frequently if it is unexpectedly close.
In the meantime, Stanley Fish in The NY Times issues a call to arms to go after opponents without regard to double standards or any sense of “fairness,” in his case justifying the war on Limbaugh but not the war on Maher:
I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.
Sounds like The NY Times is promoting incivility. Bookmark Fish’s column.