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It's Better to Be Lucky Than Good

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Tomorrow, pundits can analyze why voters made the choices that they did. But don't count out the mysterious role of mojo.

In the close Senate race in Virginia, Democratic nominee Jim Webb has admitted being superstitious. WNBC 12 reports that Webb uses a special Election Day shampoo and toothpaste. (Not like he's going to tell Republicans the brand.)

NPR's Adam Davidson is reporting from the GOP campaign party in Rhode Island that Republicans there take things very seriously:

"A manager here at the Crowne Plaza said she's a total nervous wreck. One of the local channels is projecting a Democratic sweep here in Rhode Island. She said, 'Please, please, please let at least one Republican win. If nobody wins they'll never come back here again. They're so superstitious.'
"She said this is the biggest political event they've ever had. It's big money and she is praying the Republican Party makes this their permanent election night headquarters. But nobody wants to come back to the scene of the crime."

But of course, we reporters are a rational bunch. Except for NPR's Andrea Seabrook, who will host our election coverage starting at 1 a.m. EST. She's wearing her lucky cherub earrings.

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