Posted at 10:05 PM ET by Silla Brush
Republican Anne Northup, who represents Louisville, Ky., just called to concede to challenger John Yarmuth, according to a Republican campaigner. Her staff thought she had it at around 8 p.m. with the eastern part of the district yet to be counted, but it wasn't to be. With her defeat and the loss of the Indiana Second District seat of Rep. Chris Chocola, House Republicans are starting to realize they have a very long night ahead. Meanwhile, in the campaign to re-elect Rep. Geoff Davis in Kentucky, staffers are optimistic because they had many D.C. Republicans on loan and an upbeat 72-hour turnout. "A lot of House folks became increasingly depressed this past week and the consolation was that they believed Davis had an incredible campaign, and it would be one of the bright spots tonight," says one staffer.