Races to watch on election night
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 2:51
- Date Nov 6, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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On -- we're just minutes away again from the battleground state of Virginia.
Closing the commonwealth of Virginia let's pairing bring back the panel we've been focusing a lot -- about Virginia.
But as we talked about what Charles it's so much broader than that.
What amount to do what we're seeing about the electorate tonight and early the turnaround -- anecdotally getting that the turnaround -- -- but we don't really know what the electorate looks like.
Well and we also don't know for example.
For example there's a high turnout in what have been democratic areas.
-- those people are all gonna vote for the Democrat and all that's a pretty good indication but this is an unusual year we've had seen unusual things all through this year.
I think that but the the thing to watch is the independents and how they break.
And as we get more exit poll data plus some raw data we'll have a better feel for that.
Romney needs as it paid a distinct majority of independents and to me when and if he gets them as a very good chance you will win my -- I think the simplest way to to sort of place and -- electorate is.
If you -- nearly all your party and you probably will both candidates would probably do that.
And you win a distinct comment about a slight but -- distinct majority of independents you're human election.
So we're looking for one thing throughout the course of the evening that's a very good thing to keep -- on and it may be needed before we even have the the bill -- much of the raw data we'll have a better sense an exit polls and we do now about having independence from Britain and the early cut there were braking slightly.
Obviously we're focused on the presidential race but we're watching these senate races in particular -- some of the house races.
And -- set at one of the biggest races that's gotten the most attention why is this Elizabeth Warren Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
How important is that race tonight.
I think it's a really telling -- because -- you'll call Megan.
Elizabeth Warren left the administration in the midst of a big fight over her confirmation to.
Kind of be a consumer.
Surrogate for the nation and Republicans wouldn't confirm -- -- such as gonna go out and run and run against.
A man who is really sort of a moderate Republican and again they're not that many moderate Republicans but she has managed to make him into a surrogate if you will for all Republicans in a very blue state Massachusetts in -- running for Ted Kennedy's seat.
And -- and there are some races that coincide with get out the vote efforts by the presidential race for example in Wisconsin the Tommy Thompson.
There are the Republicans are hoping he can pull off a win there and.
Romney's hoping that he can pull off Wisconsin yeah I mean I think overall in the senate -- probably not gonna see much of a shift which is interesting we think back about a year ago I think you were thinking Democrats for defending so many seats and they were going to be in trouble.
And Elizabeth Warren -- is important to people because she's kind of this liberal hero and I think people are feeling.
She's a couple points up and have an expectation she's gonna winner to be very -- -- -- -- Steve stand by.