Posted at 8:53 PM ET by Ryan Thornburg
Several analysts tonight are noting the boost in turnout, but U.S. News columnist Michael Barone just appeared on Fox News television and noted that in at least one race, the GOP turnout machine may not end up helping the Republican candidate. In Indiana's Ninth District, where CQPolitics.com reports that Republican Rep. Mike Sodrel is locked in a dead heat to retain his seat, Barone notes that while turnout in Dearborn County is up, Sodrel's percentage is down there. CNN.com has county-by-county results.
Barone rounded up his impression of a few other races as well.
He called the race in Indiana's Eighth District "a real collapse on the part of John Hostettler."
In Indiana's Second District, Barone says it is "too soon to say that race is over," although GOP Rep. Chris Chocola is trailing.
The Seventh District in Indiana is also a race to watch, Barone said. Although something of an upset could develop in the race between Democratic Rep. Julia Carson and Republican challenger Eric Dickerson, he said he didn't expect one.