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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/7/17 9:04 PM 
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The GOP and Donald Trump had a very bad day in elections across the US.

Amongst the Democrat wins - a sweep of statewide elections in Virginia, and retaking the state house in NJ from the GOP


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/7/17 9:08 PM 
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Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor's Race, NBC News Projects

Democrat Ralph Northam bested Republican Ed Gillespie to win Virginia's governor's race, NBC News projects. Polls showed Gillespie closing the gap on Northam in the final weeks of what had become a bitter and negative campaign. But the Democrat easily held on Tuesday after a race in which he focused heavily on tying Gillespie to President Donald Trump.  Democrats also won the Attorney General and Lt. Governor races.

Ralph Northam
Ed Gillespie

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/7/17 9:12 PM 
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Phil Murphy beats Kim Guadagno to succeed Christie as N.J. governor

NJ .com


Phil Murphy, a former Wall Street executive and diplomat with no previous elected experience but deep pockets and strong ties to the Democratic Party, beat Republican Kim Guadagno Tuesday to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor. CNN, ABC and NBC projected the win for Murphy at 8 p.m. Tuesday as the polls closed. The projection was based on exit polling. Murphy's victory over Guadagno, Christie's lieutenant governor, will usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the Garden State after eight years of Christie, a once-popular Republican who saw his approval rating plummet to historic lows in recent years.  


From: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/8/17 6:29 AM 
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To me, this was the big story in Virginia. Northam was expected to win as governor, but no one expected such a huge pickup by Dems in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Democrats erase 32-seat GOP advantage in House; recounts likely to determine control

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia Democrats are poised to claim at least a share of control of the House of Delegates after erasing a 32-seat Republican advantage in a “tsunami election,” with control of the chamber likely to be ultimately decided by vote recounts.

Democrats picked up three open seats — including one in Henrico County — and knocked off at least 13 Republican incumbents on Tuesday to draw even in power in the House, pending recounts that could still swing in either direction.


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Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse

Washington Post

Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem, a Democrat who will be one of the nation’s first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del. Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond.

The race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nation’s fault lines over gender identity. It pitted a 33-year-old former journalist who began her physical gender transition four years ago against a 13-term incumbent who called himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe” and earlier this year introduced a “bathroom bill” that died in committee.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/8/17 9:59 AM 
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A bigger story that happened in heavily GOP districts in state houses:

Dems pick up three seats in Georgia state legislature
The Hill

Democrats picked up three legislative seats on Tuesday in special elections in Georgia. Deborah Gonzales won a race to represent the Athens area in the state House of Representatives, taking a seat previously held by a Republican, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Jonathan Wallace won in another race in the Athens area to replace Republican Chuck Williams in the House. The Democrats won the House seats in deep red districts. The seats, held previously by Republicans, were uncontested in 2016 elections...Democrats Jaha Howard and Jen Jordan came in at the top of their race and will face off in a December run-off election to replace Republican Sen. Hunter Hill.


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Democrats take control of Washington State Senate
The Spokesman-Review

For the first time since 2012, Democrats will retake control of the state Senate next month on the strength of a big win in suburban King County, a victory that solidifies the Blue Wall of a democratically controlled West Coast – Washington, Oregon and California.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/8/17 10:03 AM 
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Democrats make big gains in New York's swing suburbs


n Westchester County, Democratic state Sen. George Latimer ousted Republican executive Rob Astorino. Astorino had plenty of fodder to use against his opponent, most notably an unpaid $46,000 property tax bill. But Latimer continually highlighted connections between the two-term incumbent and Trump, and that message seemed to resonate with voters: Latimer led by 14 points with about 80 percent of districts reporting In Nassau County, Democrat Laura Curran declared victory over Republican Jack Martins in the executive race. There’s a chance paper ballots will be counted, but Curran, a county legislator, had a comfortable 51-48 lead with every district reporting. Both of these races flip county offices that were picked up by Republicans in 2009, a year before the GOP made significant gains in congressional and state legislative contests. They weren’t the only major suburban contests that Democrats had leads in. The most jaw-dropping result came in Hempstead. The Nassau town of over 770,000 residents has never elected a Democratic supervisor in the century since the post was created, but Democrat Laura Gillen led incumbent Republican Anthony Santino 80,214-77,946 after every district had reported. And in the Suffolk sheriff race — which, as recently as September, Democrats were accused of trying to throw — Democrat Errol Toulon led Republican Lawrence Zacarese by about 1,400 votes.


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