Blowout cements Christie's status

November 06, 2013 / Written By The Hill

Chris Christie (R) won a convincing reelection as governor in blue-state New Jersey on Tuesday night in a rout over unheralded Democrat Barbara Buono.

With 98 percent reporting, Christie took 60 percent support to Buono's 38 percent.
The runaway victory gives Christie a significant boost as he lays the groundwork for a possible White House campaign in 2016.
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Fox News: McAuliffe narrowly defeats Cuccinelli in Virginia, ObamaCare troubles loom over vote

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the Virginia governor’s race on Tuesday, in a surprisingly close victory over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli -- who was heavily outspent and trailed in the polls for much of the race.
With nearly all precincts reporting, McAuliffe was ahead with just 48 percent of the vote, to Cuccinelli’s 45 percent. Though McAuliffe previously held a double-digit lead, exit polls showed voters opposed to the federal health care law overwhelmingly backed Cuccinelli, helping him narrow the gap on Tuesday.
"Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of ObamaCare," Cuccinelli said in his concession speech. "That message will go out to the entire country tonight."
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