REPUBLICAN TAKES VA: 691,700 McDonnell [R] 451,853 [D]

Big win in Virginia with exit polling showing a clear distaste for the direction the country is going under Obama. Republicans should know what to do now and keep the momentum going for another year. Don’t get cocky, but stay on point and keep away from the Democrat agenda. Don’t get wishy washy now kids!

WASHINGTON – 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.

In New Jersey, exit polls showed Corzine locked in a close race, with independents heavily favoring his Republican challenger Chris Christie in a three-way contest with independent Chris Daggett.

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