Winners Announced in NJ, VA Governors’ Races pb

MCAULIFFE, CHRISTIE ELECTED TO FOUR-YEAR TERMS

by Sharon Rondeau

The Commonwealth of Virginia has elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe its next governor

(Nov. 5, 2013) — Former chairman of the DNC Terry McAuliffe has won the Commonwealth of Virginia gubernatorial race by one percentage point, according to election returns on Tuesday evening.

Republican contender Kenneth Cuccinelli, who served as Virginia’s attorney general since 2010, had promised to “preserve liberty and defend the US Constitution.”  Cuccinelli had filed the first lawsuit from a state or commonwealth to the health care law known as “Obamacare” which is now wreaking havoc around the country as millions lose their health insurance and cannot afford to buy replacements through the federal or state-run exchanges.

McAuliffe chaired the presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Chris Christie has been re-elected to a second term as New Jersey governor

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has been re-elected to a second term over Democrat challenger Barbara Buono, a New Jersey state senator.

Republican operative Ed Gillespie termed Christie a “conservative Republican,” but many of his constituents disagree.  Christie lauded Obama for his response to Hurricane Sandy days before the 2012 presidential election, which many believe cost Mitt Romney the Oval Office.

The New York Times speculates that Christie could now be a presidential contender in 2016.  He worked as an attorney before entering politics in 1995 as a New Jersey state legislator.

One Response to "Winners Announced in NJ, VA Governors’ Races pb"

  1. Stephen Hiller   Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    It figures! Christie and Boehner are two birds of the same feather – I’ll let you guess what kinds of birds, hint: a four-letter word starting with “s”. I sincerely hope Mr. Cuccinelli demands a legitimate recount.

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