Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Horse Race 2005: The Finish Line: Kaine Defeats Kilgore

Pop open the bubbly!

Kaine Defeats Kilgore
Richmond (AP) - Democrat Tim Kaine has defeated Republican Jerry Kilgore in the race for governor of Virginia in a bitter election that was the most expensive in state history.

With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Kaine won 51 percent of the vote, while Kilgore had 47 percent and Independent Russ Potts got two percent.Democrat Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine pulled ahead of Republican Jerry Kilgore on Tuesday with a quarter of precincts counted in the race for Virginia governor, a contest that was closely watched by political analysts for signs of the public's mood ahead of next year's midterm elections.

The races for governor this fall in Virginia and New Jersey saw record-breaking, mean-spirited campaigns. Elsewhere, New York and a few other major cities selected mayors.

In the days leading up to the election, polls had the race too close to call.

On the other hand, Bob Marshall easily defeated Bruce Roemmelt, and Republicans have won the other two offices. Sigh.

Posted by crimnos @ 9:24 PM

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A toast! A toast!

Just read the news and hopped right over to your blog to spread good cheer. :)

Congrats to you and your state!

Posted by Blogger alice_pants @ 11:47 PM #

Thanks!! I'm psyched about this and the legitimacy it lends Mark Warner as a potential Presidential candidate in 08. I'd really like to see him run.

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 8:25 AM #
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