McAuliffe elected governor, defeats Cuccinelli after pledging to expand state's Medicaid rolls

  • Article by: PHILIP ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 6, 2013 - 12:50 AM

TYSONS CORNER, Va. — Terry McAuliffe wrested the governor's office from Republicans on Tuesday, capping an acrimonious campaign that was driven by a crush of negative advertising, non-stop accusations of dodgy dealings and a tea party-backed nominee who tested the limits of swing-voting Virginia.

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dogmanNov. 5, 1310:14 AM

The only thing better than Cuccinelli losing the race for governor is the removal of him as AG...

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kebu80Nov. 5, 13 9:30 PM

Mcauliffe learned from the King of broken promises, king Obama! Say whatever it takes to get elected, then forget what you promised. This Democratic Party keeps turning out a new batch of disgusting politicians.

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meetoo60Nov. 5, 13 9:30 PM

And it only took Obama, Bil and Hil Clinton, boatloads of Democrat money...party and Hollywood, and liberals backing the Libertarian candidate as a spoiler to siphon votes from Cuccinelli to win...barely. In reality, this is really a loss for the Dems in the long run. 2014 mid-terms and a severe case of Obamacare Buyers Remorse are right around the corner, and that means lots of Dem seat warmers looking for new jobs next November.

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endothermNov. 5, 13 9:49 PM

Republicans might have won this one if they if it weren't for their crazy, pointless and wasteful government shut down. They alienated thousands of voters, damaged the economy in Northern Virginia and even caused many former Republicans to leave the party. It would be nice the party learned from this, but it won't. Voters will have to stay vigilant and crush the Tea Party in the 2014 elections if we want to bring any basic sanity and decency back to our politics.

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kleindropperNov. 5, 13 9:55 PM

Cuccinelli had to battle the big money Republican statists as well as the big money Democrat statists and it proved to be too much (but he came closer than anybody thought he could). It looks like Virginia is addicted to its capital city candy. Oh well, back to work out here in sector 12.

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ikyabwaiNov. 5, 1310:16 PM

Big victory for Virginia and America!

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meetoo60Nov. 5, 1310:52 PM

A win by 55,000 votes out of 2,100,000. I would not call that a "Big Victory". The Libertarian received 146,000 votes, the majority of which and the win would have went to Cuccinelli had the Libertarian not run. Not unlike what happened here with Horner running as a 3rd party spoiler. If not for him, Dayton would not have been elected. The same goes in Virginia. Two Democrats who did not have a majority of all votes cast, and both who have agendas that skyrocketed/will skyrocket spending and jacked up/will jack up taxes. Virginia will regret today's results just as we have after Dayton and the Dem's tax increases and Vikings stadium and light rail fiascos. Will we have learned our lessons about electing Dems? I hope so, but probably not. It'll take everyone going broke at their hands for that to happen.

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tituspulloNov. 5, 1311:42 PM

meetoo60Nov. 5, 13 9:30 PM And it only took Obama, Bil and Hil Clinton, boatloads of Democrat money...party and Hollywood, and liberals backing the Libertarian candidate as a spoiler to siphon votes from Cuccinelli to win...barely. In reality, this is really a loss for the Dems in the long run.______LOL..sure dude, spin it any way you want, it's always something with you people. Romney in a landslide...it's going to happen...really

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kleindropperNov. 6, 13 7:12 AM

The sad fact is that Democrats have successfully imported enough foreigners to vote against the Americans in Virginia, just as they've done in California and Colorado (and maybe Minnesota). Rome has fallen.

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EleanoreNov. 6, 13 7:29 AM

Just goes to show you we're all on our own until we remove these two corrupt gangs from our policial institutions.

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