Will Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla., survive the night? 

One surprise among tonight’s election results: Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla., is ahead by a hair in his primary, clinging to a 2,000-vote lead about two-thirds of the way through the count.

I thought Boyd would be a casualty in November after his vote for health care reform, which was paired with a student loan bill that will eliminate some 600 jobs in his district. But Judgement Day may be here for him a bit sooner than expected.

It looks like he will either fall tonight or else narrowly survive against a lesser-known candidate whom he outspent ten-to-one. Neither is good for his long-term prospects.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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