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2009 Governor/Congressional Elections take Place November 4, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in Breaking News, USA News.
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Yup, the 2009 elections are here today. This is a precursor to 2010, and some analysts are saying that this is a report card of how President Obama is doing. The GOP swept the Democrats taking all top 3 seats in the Virginia races and for the first time since 1997 there will be a Republican Governor. Here are the results of the election:

New Jersey:

Chris Christie, (R) 49% of the vote.  – Winner

Jon Corzine, (D) 44% of the vote.

Christopher Dagget, (I), 0.5% of the vote.

Virginia:

Robert McDonnell, (R), 58% of the vote.   – Winner

R. Creigh Deeds, (D), 41% of the vote.

23rd Congressional District of New York

Bill Owens (D) 49% of the vote.  –  Winner

David Hoffman (C) 46% of the vote.

Mayoral Race on New York

Michael Bloomberg (I), 51% of the vote.  – Winner

William Thompson Jr. (D) 46% of the vote.

Other Hotly Debated Votes;

Maine Rejects Same Sex Marriage Law,

Yes, 52% of the vote.   –  Winner

No, 47% of the vote.

We will have a follow-up on this on what this means for 2010 and beyond. This is said by some to be a huge victory for the GOP. Do you disagree? Comment on this post.  We welcome debate!

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