Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Democrats Win Gov. Races in N.J., Va.

Democrats swept both governors' races Tuesday, with Sen. Jon Corzine easily winning New Jersey and Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine taking Virginia despite a last-minute campaign push for his opponent from President Bush.

Kaine had 995,290 votes, or 51.5 percent, to Kilgore's 894,609 votes, or 46.3 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

In New Jersey, Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine trounced Doug Forrester, with 1,071,905 votes, or 53.5 percent, to 865,485 votes, or 43.2 percent, for the Republican, with 91 percent of precincts reporting.

"There's no way to spin this than anything other than a major defeat for Republicans and for President Bush," said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

Okay, I'm mildly confused. Both New Jersey and Virginia has Democrats as govenors prior to this election.

So...

Maybe I'm an idiot? Maybe I'm reading to much into this? But, how is not losing anything a "big" loss?

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