Democrats John Corzine and Tim Kaine have apparently won their races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia respectively. Corzine has a commanding 54% to 43% lead with 58% of precincts reporting. And I love this little description of Kaine’s victory:
Democrat Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine won the Virginia governor’s race Tuesday, soundly defeating Republican Jerry Kilgore in a contest for a GOP-leaning state that was closely watched by political analysts for signs of the public’s mood ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
Kilgore lost despite a last-minute rally with President Bush and a harsh campaign ad that alleged that Kaine, a Roman Catholic opposed to the death penalty, would not have executed Adolf Hitler.
Kaine had 812,235 votes, or 51.2 percent, to Kilgore’s 737,747 votes, or 46.5 percent, with 82 percent of precincts reporting.
These were the two highest profile races in today’s election, and neither bodes well for the Republicans. Goody.