Christine O'Donnell Loses

| Tue Nov. 2, 2010 8:16 PM EDT

Christine O'Donnell, the most-covered candidate of 2010's election cycle, has failed in her bid to become Delaware's next Senator. Dem Chris Coons thumped her. Slate's Dave Weigel:

So of the top three most-covered candidates, two (O'Donnell, Paladino) never really were given a chance to win, and three (Whitman, Crist, Lincoln), are widely expected to lose today. The problem, perhaps, is focusing on elections like the way American Idol producers focus on which schmucks they'll use from the audition footage.

She also makes for good copy.

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