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A really big number: 2,300

Two more sitting members of Congress lost in elections last night in Alabama, bringing the total now to five: SEN--Bob Bennett (R-UT), Arlen Specter (D-PA); HOUSE--Alan Mollohan (D-WV), Parker Griffith (R-AL), Artur Davis (D-AL) lost in GOV primary.

Courtesy of AP, check out this midterm stat:

More than 2,300 people are running for 471 House and Senate seats in the midterms. It's the highest number of candidates in at least 35 years, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the Federal Election Commission, which began tracking candidates in 1975. ... The field is heavily Republican, with almost twice as many GOP candidates as Democrats, and several hundred independent and third-party challengers.