West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin is on his way to Washington. With votes still out there but a commanding lead with more than 40 percent of precincts reporting, Manchin claimed victory in a speech just now: "I want to thank all the people of West Virginia for believing in me ... we achieved so much as a state working together ... Tonight, I want all of you to celebrate this victory because it's all of you that made it happen, every one of you."
The opthamalogist turned Republican politician Rand Paul is en route to a Kentucky Senate seat, with an apparent double-digit win over Jack Conway. Paul spoke minutes ago, putting his win into context: "It's a message of fiscal sanity. It's a message of limited, limited constitutional government and balanced budgets."