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Politics K-12 Is Pulling an Election (Almost) All-Nighter

By Alyson Klein — November 02, 2010 1 min read

All you edu-watchers out there who just can’t wait until Wednesday morning to get the latest updates, check here Tuesday night.

We’ll be able to tell you if Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general who sued the feds over No Child Left Behind is able to knock out WWE executive Linda McMahon. And whether Ken Buck (Mr. Down With The Ed. Department) bests Sen. Michael Bennet (a Democrats for Education Reform fave) in the Colorado Senate race. Will Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., an edu-funding champion, be able to pull out a victory against businessman Dino Rossi? Will Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., serve another term and get to continue his from-the-left criticism of NCLB?

And will Sharron Angle, the GOP nominee in Nevada, and Rand Paul, the GOP nominee in Kentucky, get a chance to serve in the Senate, where they would have the opportunity to maybe try to put their get-rid-of-the-Department-of-Ed. plans into action?

We’ll be tracking the House races, too, to see if any incumbents on the education committee falter, and of course, to find out if Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is in line to be the new education chairman, or if the Dems are able to hold onto their majority, in which case, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., is expected to keep his chairman’s gavel.

My colleague Sean Cavanagh will be providing updates on governors and superintendents over at his excellent blog, State EdWatch. And of course, we’ll have full stories for you on edweek.org.

In the meantime, check out our maps (on state races and ballot measures), our slideshow of federal races to watch, a podcast featuring me and Sean, and other election goodness.

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