David Jackson (CBS News): “ Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in all the campaigns, the races for the Senate, the House, the Governor’s offices and lots of local posts. It was the most expensive mid-term election ever. The Democrats gained some here and there. They call it a great victory for the people. The Republicans held on some here and there. They call it a great victory for the people. Campaign workers this morning, are rubbing bleary eyes, maybe some teary eyes. It was a long night, a good fight, and of course, we’ll do it all over again in 1984.”
One wonders if, come next Wednesday, the comparisons may be more along the lines of 1982, rather than 1994. Just saying.
Here is a capsule of the 1982 mid-term election from the opening of voting on the morning of November 2nd and the wrap up on November 3rd, 1982.
The 1978 Mid-term elections. With all 435 Congressional seats up, the Democrats lost 15 but still maintained a majority. Here is a sampling of election results and various races from November 7 and 8, 1978 Read more...