Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe phoned Republican lawmakers Wednesday to talk about ways he can work with them once he takes office, saying voters are looking for bipartisanship over showmanship.
President Barack Obama has phoned Terry McAuliffe, winning candidates in the Virginia governor’s race, as well as the winners in mayoral races in New York City and Boston. The White House says Obama phoned McAuliffe, New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio and Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, all Democrats, on Tuesday night.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be Virginia’s next governor, defeating Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli in a narrow race Tuesday.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli says his supporters still sent a message to Washington on the nation’s health care law, despite his loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the pitched race for Virginia governor.
Preliminary exit polling in Virginia Tuesday show that the the economy was the top issue for about half of voters, followed by health care and abortion, according to The Associated Press.
A civil rights organization will have representatives monitoring Virginia polling places to help resolve voter questions and respond to any attempts to intimidate voters.
The acrimonious campaign for Virginia governor neared its end Tuesday, capping a race driven by negative ads, unrelenting accusations of dodgy behavior and a deep rancor between rivals Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli.
To appreciate their vastly different strategies in the race for Virginia governor, simply look at how the candidates spent Monday, the final full day of campaigning before polls open.
Vice President Joe Biden says the entire nation is looking to the governor’s race in Virginia to see the new face of progress in America.