The latest results and data on the 2009 elections. To follow the 79 most informative Election Night Twitterers, check our our list here.Networks calls NY-23 for Democrat Bill Owens, and Democrats take control of the seat for the first time in over a hundred years. The latest results, with 88 percent of precincts reporting, have Democrat Bill Owens at 49 percent, Conservative Doug Hoffman at 46 percent, and since-withdrawn GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava taking five percent.
11:58 Christie's speech is about the "out of control" government in Trenton, corruption, and Corzine's negative campaign: "talking heads...have said you cannot win an election in New Jersey without being personally negative, without doing smear attack ads on the character of your opponent. Now in February when I announced [my candidacy] for governor, I said I knew that this campaign would get into the gutter, and I would not follow my opponents into that gutter."
11:31 77 percent of precincts in in New York: Owens 49 percent, Hoffman 46 percent
11:18 Christie has a hard time calming down his supporters, as he talks about receiving a call from Corzine to congratulate. Supporters sing "hey hey, kiss him goodbye"...Christie says "please...please no...come on now," as another supporter shouts something. A few moments later, as he asks the crowd to indulge him in a few thank-yous, he gives an antagonistic stare at a supporter who shouts something, and says "hey now."
11:15 Christie takes the stage to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run," supporters chant "yes we can"