Hillary Clinton won big in a more or less meaningless primary race in West Virginia — points in garbage time to cover the spread, I suppose.
Of greater interest tonight is the fact that a Democrat won in a special election in Mississippi. Travis Childers beat Roger Wicker in Mississippi’s first district. That seat opened up when Roger Wicker vacated the seat for an appointment to the Senate. (I believe the Senate seat opened up when Trent Lott stepped down.)
Bush took 63% of the vote over John Kerry in 2004 in that district. This follows on the heels of special election losses by Republicans in two other normally safe seats — Hastert’s old seat in Illinois and Richard Baker’s old seat in Louisiana. One would think things will tighten up by November when all the campaigning makes the electorate say “to hell with all of them;” but at the rate things are going, Dan Burton can probably still feel safe, but the rest of the Indiana GOP delegation has to be getting a little skittish. If a Democrat can get elected in a 63% Bush district, it can plausibly happen just about anywhere.