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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

VA-Gov: WaPo Calls it for Kaine

Posted by DavidNYC

Congrats Tim Kaine:

Democrat Timothy M. Kaine defeated Republican Jerry W. Kilgore in today's election for governor of Virginia, riding the popularity of outgoing Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) and dissatisfaction with the Bush administration in a state that typically votes Republican in national elections.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Kaine, Virginia's lieutenant governor, held a lead of 51 percent to 46 percent over Kilgore, the former state attorney general, according to unofficial returns from the State Board of Elections. Independent candidate H. Russell Potts Jr. was running a distant third, with 2 percent.

While the results kept the governor's office in Democratic hands, Republicans were narrowly leading races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

This is a big win. I hope we can also pull out the Lt. Gov. and AG races.

Posted at 10:02 PM in 2005 Elections, Virginia | Technorati

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