Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, left, hugs Black Entertainment Television co-founder Sheila Johnson in his hotel suite as he waits for election returns in Richmond, Va. , Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.
No surprise, I wrote about it all here.
Republicans wrested political control of Virginia from the Democrats on Tuesday and New Jersey's unpopular Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine was fighting for his political life as independent voters swung behind the GOP in both states. It was a troubling sign for President Barack Obama and his party heading into an important midterm election year.
Republican Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell's victory in Virginia over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds was a triumph for a GOP looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008. It also was a setback for the White House in a swing state that was a crucial part of Obama's electoral landslide just a year ago. read more here...