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GOP Scores a Win in Virginia Governor’s Race

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Posted on Nov 3, 2009
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Meet Bob: Virginia’s Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell looks back on his past in this still photo from his campaign Web site.

A year ago, Virginia surprised the nation by skewing blue in the presidential election, handing Barack Obama a key win below the Mason-Dixon Line. However, this trend didn’t extend into the 2009 gubernatorial race in the state, as the majority of Virginians voted in favor of conservative Republican Bob McDonnell on Tuesday. But does McDonnell’s victory spell trouble for Obama down the line? And will Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine prevail in New Jersey? It wasn’t looking good for Corzine on Tuesday evening.  —KA

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Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell’s victory in the Virginia governor’s race over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds was a triumph for a GOP looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008. It also was a setback for the White House in a swing state that was a crucial part of Obama’s electoral landslide just a year ago.

In New Jersey, the early vote count showed Republican challenger Chris Christie leading Democrat Corzine. Exit polls showed independents heavily favoring Christie.

Voters in both Virginia and New Jersey said their top concern was the economy.

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By ChaoticGood, November 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm Link to this comment

Couldn’t be better than this.  This will drive the conservatives wild and they will set out to overturn more and more Republican moderates in hopes of re-invigorating the party around “Reagan” values of extremism. 
This will further shrink the Republican Party and I could not be happier.  Soon, only the 20% lunatic fringe will be left.  The Republican “Big Tent” has left town for good and that is very good news for progressives and liberals.

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By idarad, November 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm Link to this comment

Republican - Democrat
Democrat - Republican
and the difference is??

Corporations own, run and determine the direction of this country.
Read the Constitution and try to determine what remains, I dare say less than 10%
belongs with the people.  So be it, be it so!

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By OzarkMichael, November 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

The following video is a day or two old. It is of an MSNBC announcer imitating what Keith Olberman said 11 months ago about politics in Virgina. At the 30 second mark the fun starts:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-sargent/2009/11/02/joe-scarborough-satirizes-keith-olbermanns-08-election-night-coverage

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