ELECTION ROUNDUP... BLOOMBERG EASILY WINS AND DEMS TAKE TWO GOVERNORSHIPS
Well, I didn't expect Virginia or New Jersey to become Republican-led states, but it still sucks. Schwarzenegger's ballot measures all lost, which is a loss for all the citizen of California, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I can expect a call from my friend, JB, who will be yapping away, especially since his wife heads communications for one of the labor unions in California.
Democrats won two big governorships Tuesday, with Tim Kaine defeating Republican Jerry Kilgore in Virginia and Sen. Jon Corzine easily beating businessman Doug Forrester in New Jersey.
Kaine, Virginia's lieutenant governor, had fashioned his campaign around the theme of continuing the state's economic growth, which he said was fostered by incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Warner, a man with 2008 presidential ambitions.
The victory was buoyant news for Warner, who campaigned far and wide across the state for the 47-year-old Kaine. (full article)