For example, in our area, Republicans Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Steve Hailey, and Joe Schmick are all coasting to easy victories tonight by margins so large that it would take divine intervention (that not even the Obamessiah can provide) for their Democratic opponents to win in the general election.
Of course, the governor's race is close and promises to be another nailbiter come November. I predict a Rossi victory, however, as Dino only polled 34% in the 2004 primary and has over 45% tonight. But presidential and statewide races are notoriously difficult to predict from polls and primary results.
There have been some surprises tonight *UPDATED 8/20* :
UPDATE 8/20/08 : The figures by given either Whitman County or the Secretaty of State were way off. Today, Dino has 48.17% and the Queen 45.34%. Aiken only received 2.42%, which is much more in line with his figures elsewhere. My apologies to the Paulistas.
Again, this does not bode well for Kelley's hopes of attracting outside interest in her campaign. Looks like the Republican war chest in the 9th LD may be put to use electing Republicans elsewhere.