It looks like the tea bagger lost in NY-23. And you know what happened in the other two races.
There’s not much of a lesson to be learned from a bunch of low turn-out races in an odd year. But if you didn’t already know that running to the center in a state your party lost last time (I’m referring to McDonnell in VA) is smart and running to the far right in a swing district (NY-23) is dumb, this is more evidence.
There was a period under Bush where it became accepted wisdom that Bush had “won the center by moving to the right” (this is pretty close to a verbatim quote from Howard Fineman). I think that era is over.
Update. I am now putting all posts in the category “Good News For Conservatives”, btw.
Update update. Also consider this a late-night open thread.