Opening new post for post-results — problems with embedded tweet codes here.
% Reporting – 95
Mourdock - 60
Lugar – 40
Sen. John Kerry: Sen. Lugar’s defeat is a “tragedy for the Senate” #INSEN
— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) May 9, 2012
Obama: As a friend and former colleague, I want to express my deep appreciation for Dick Lugar’s distinguished service in the US Senate.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 9, 2012
— Jacob Perry (@jacobperry) May 9, 2012
Prediction – Dems will leak a poll in next few days claiming IN Senate a dead heat. They did that in 2010 also before losing by 15 points.
— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) May 9, 2012
Sen. Lugar concession speech: “I want to see a Republican in the White House. I hope that Richard Mourdock prevails.” #INSen
— Indianapolis Star (@indystar) May 9, 2012
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) May 8, 2012
— Jacob Perry (@jacobperry) May 8, 2012
With Mourdock’s win, Crystal Ball lowers IN SEN from Likely R to Leans R. But it is NOT toss-up. Romney win in IN = SEN coattails.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) May 8, 2012
So much crazy spin from Dems on #INSEN
— LTrover (@LTrover) May 8, 2012
NBC News declares Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in Indiana – GOP Senate Primary
— Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) May 8, 2012
7:17 p.m. – Percentage reporting keeps rising, but vote split doesn’t. Hearing on Twitter that Mourdock trounced Lugar in South Bend and doing well in early counting in Marion (Indy).
The polls close at 6 p.m. Eastern. Official results at Indiana Secretary of State. AP Results page here. (added) Because some precincts are in Central time zone, networks will not project winner until 7 p.m. Eastern at earliest.
A local television station has a “live” blog, not exactly live but hopefully some local analysis to help understand the results as they come in.
I’ll also post Wisconsin primary results and the Marriage amendment in North Carolina, although I won’t follow them as closely as Indiana.