Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Bono Mack concedes, West doesn't, Florida goes to Obama, and "The Simpsons" takes on Rove.
9) The Simpsons makes fun of Karl Rove's election night.
8) In Nebraska, the outgoing GOP Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood appears poised to announce his candidacy for governor this evening, when he makes a "special announcement."
Popular GOP Gov. Dave Heineman is term-limited.
7) Speaker John Boehner gets tough on House Republicans in a conference call. The New York Times:
Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years.
Members on the call, subdued and dark, murmured words of support -- even a few who had been a thorn in the speaker's side for much of this Congress.
6) A plea deal reportedly being negotiated between Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and the federal government would end his congressional career. Some jail time is also likely.
5) Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., has conceded to Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz.
4) The election is barely over, but former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac
(D) is already considering a run
in Kentucky's 6th District. Republican Andy Barr
, just won the seat from Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler
3) After days of counting ballot's in the state's all-mail election, former Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee will become
Washington's 23rd governor. The Associated Press projected Friday that Inslee would defeat Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna
by a narrow 51 percent to 49 percent margin, with 79 percent of precincts reporting.
2) Florida was called
for President Obama
. That gives Obama 332 electoral votes, with Mitt Romney
1) The trouble isn't entirely over in Florida: Though Patrick Murphy
continues to lead Allen West
, R-Fla., by a number of votes outside the automatic recount margin, West refuses to concede
. The campaign wants to see sign-in books in St. Lucie County, where Murphy won, claiming votes were counted twice.