Virginia elects GOP's Youngkin over stunned Democrat McAuliffe: 'We won this thing!'

Alrighty, 维吉尼亚州. We won this thing!” Youngkin told supporters at his victory party a little after 1 上午. ET Wednesday.

Youngkin ran a disciplined campaign, focusing on taxes, 犯罪, and holding public schools accountable to parents, while McAuliffe spent much of his fire power the past couple of months trying to link Youngkin to former President 唐纳德·特朗普.

McAuliffe also nationalized the race, campaigning with 拜登总统, Vice President Harris, former President Obama, and other top Democrats in an unsuccessful attempt to boost his fortunes.

两个月前, McAuliffe held a mid-single-digit lead in a state that Biden won by 10 points over Trump just a year ago, but Youngkin erased the former governor’s advantage in the closing stretch of the campaign. 单击此处了解我们的更多故事.

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New Jersey Republican makes it a race against favored Dem incumbent: Too close to call
The race for governor in New Jersey remained too close to call early Wednesday as Gov. Phil Murphy’s Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli clung to a slight lead.

The two waged tense campaigns with Murphy presenting himself as a solid progressive. Ciattarelli tried to paint Murphy as out of touch with the average voter and was critical of his leadership during the COVID-19 epidemic.

The campaigns ended their Election Night parties without either claiming victory, 报道. Both struck optimistic tones with their supporters.

We’ve sent a message to the entire nation. This is what I love about this state: Every single time it’s gone too far off track, the people of this state have pushed, pulled and prodded it right back to where it needs to be,” Ciattarelli said.

Murphy has been leading in the polls, has a 1 million-voter registration advantage and had more cash in his campaign coffers than Ciattarelli in the final days of the race.

We’re all sorry that tonight cannot yet be the celebration we wanted it to be,” 墨菲说, 根据论文. “But when every vote is counted—and every vote will be counted—we hope to have a celebration.点击这里了解更多.

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