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Eight Elections Today Hold Clues for Mid-terms

Today is D-Day, for Democrats, as well as historically, with 8 elections to watch for some real-world clues about the Democrats' (and the GOP's) prospects coming up in November. These include: Alabama - Primary; California - Primary / Special Election CD 50; Iowa - Primary; Mississippi - Primary; Montana - Primary; New Jersey - Primary / Special Primary CD 13; New Mexico - Primary; South Dakota - Primary. CA 50 is the marquee contest, with the Montana Senate campaign a close second. Look also for an overall "throw the bums out" trend which should bode well for Dems.

Swing State Project is probably the best place to hang out for early results analysis. DavidNYC has asked local Dems to submit tracking sites, and you can most easily check local newspapers through the clickable map at newspapers.com. Sometimes local TV stations are quicker on the draw, especially those with live webcasting, and they can be tapped through Newslink.