Update #3: And Elizabeth Warren wins! Oh, and the swing state of New Hampshire goes to President Obama! -Elisa
Update #2: Hubby and the staff hard at work at Daily Kos. -Elisa
Update #1: I just got photos from our school published in NBC Latino! -Elisa
After months of debates, politicking and open threads, it is finally here — the 2012 elections! There’s the presidential campaign, of course, but also many tightly contested races that involve amazing women like Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren on right.
While she echoes my thoughts on everything from corporations-are-not-people to affordable childcare, she always had me at health care reform. Massachusetts, please send this working class champion to the senate!
What the heck, I will mention the other races I am interested in: the Missouri senatorial race between Claire McCaskill (on left) and Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin.
If you will allow me one more senate race — how about Tammy Baldwin (on right)? She’s in a tightly contested senatorial race in Wisconsin, and if elected, would become the first openly gay candidate elected to the U.S. Senate.
And I have lived in various states throughout my life that there are a lot of House races I am looking at. I am hoping Carol Shea Porter re-gains her seat in southern New Hampshire. I am looking at Katie and my family out there to make this happen.
In California, we have all those propositions that are so necessary to at least make a dent on our budget crisis as well as address public safety: Proposition 30 (Yes), Proposition 32 (No), Proposition 34 (Yes) and Proposition 37 (Yes). Oh boy, this is going to be a long night.
Finally, I know that this guy on the right didn’t deliver everything that he promised — like immigration reform — but he delivered a lot especially for women: health reform, the Lily Ledbetter Act for fair pay for women and two women justices on the Supreme Court — including the first Latina justice! I am proud to give him my vote again.
I’ve been live-tweeting all things related to the elections from @ElisaBatista. I’ve seen Suzanne77, Ginabad and others. Please do join us here and/or on Facebook and/or on Twitter! Don’t forget to publish photos with celebratory drinks if it’s a good night.