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Virginia is for Losers

Posted on the 06 November 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

My home state has elected a man that pretty much stands for nothing I believe in and everything I abhor:

bitter, divisive race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is over and it turned out to be a nailbiter.  McAuliffe defeated Cuccinelli in a surprisingly razor-thin 47- McAuliffe46 percent victory to become Virginia's next governor, breaking a long Virginia tradition going back to 1977 of voting for a governor from the opposing party of the sitting president.


According to exit polls, both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli did very well among their own partisans - each getting more than nine in 10 votes from members of their own parties. Cuccinelli had a nine-point edge among independents, who make up three in 10 voters in Virginia. But McAuliffe did better than Cuccinelli in getting out his base: slightly more voters described themselves as Democrats (37 percent) than Republicans (32 percent).

McAuliffe also won among voters under 45 and college graduates - both groups that McDonnell won four years ago - and he led among moderates (22 points) and women (9 points).

Lies and smears in the end won out.  Helped by a Republican Party refusing to support their candidate.

McAuliffe wins, Virginia loses.

Carry on.

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