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Virginia's Democrat Governor-Elect Strikes Moderate Tone After 'Progressive Tidal Wave'

Virginia's Democrat Governor-Elect Strikes Moderate Tone After 'Progressive Tidal Wave'

Republicans and conservative commentators were circumspect about Democratic victories this week in governors races in New Jersey and Virginia.

A day after Democrats proclaimed Tuesday's electoral wins a "progressive tidal wave", Virginia's governor-elect struck a tone of moderation.

How many of those Democrats would have won if Donald Trump were not the president right now? "As governor, I will make sure that we will be inclusive - our doors will be open". Mr. Trump, no surprise, is having no part of that.

But I don't think people should be under any illusions that it means that there's no debate inside the Democratic Party.

That's evident in their last desperate moves to remake state government before they lose control with the most egregious example the proposal by Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon to end the terms of all judges in 2018 and force every judge and justice to run for election every two years. I don't think it's applicable to Florida. He was on the ticket as vice president previous year, when he and Clinton won his home state.

Republicans in North Carolina won't admit it, but they seem to sense that their days of nearly unlimited power with their legislative supermajorities are nearly over.

Veteran Florida GOP operative Susie Wiles agreed.

In Loudon County near Washington, where incumbent Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe won by 5 percent four years ago, Northam won by 20.

A Florida Atlantic University poll this week showed Trump with 41 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval among Florida voters - a negative rating, but considerably better than his national numbers.

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President Trump distanced himself from defeated Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in a tweet sent Tuesday night. In tweets Tuesday, Trump said Gillespie would "turn around the high crime and poor economic performance" of Virginia. Even if Trump were more popular, Republicans were likely to struggle in 2018's 435 House races to hold the 241 seats they won in 2016. According to data from the Virginia Public Access Project, all but one of those seats were in districts that Clinton carried previous year.

In fact, Northam's 9 point victory margin in Virginia was not much different from Murphy's 13 point margin in New Jersey.

Finally, these seasoned professional liars got their chance as election results rolled in Tuesday night.

In Florida, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, a registered Democrat, won re-election in a theoretically nonpartisan race over former Mayor Rick Baker, a registered Republican. Voters there backed Clinton past year while also voting for Comstock, but her seat is among the top targets for Democrats. Americans aren't enthusiastic about either party's agenda.

In special elections in Georgia, Democrats claimed three seats previously held by Republicans - all three in suburban areas.

Carter defeated Jackson Miller, a GOP House leader whose list of top donors reads like a who's who of corporate influence, including Dominion, Realtor groups, bankers, hospitals and vehicle dealers. With a wave of Democrats crowding polling places, the Republicans were doomed. It is the reason the Democrats' Congressional leaders, Sen.

That's not to say there aren't still plenty of internal disagreements among Democrats over both strategy and substance, because there are. The midterm elections are a year away, but the campaign's already started.

Schale, who ran Obama's winning Florida campaign in 2008, recalled voters in 2010 and 2014 "coming to the polls simply to send a message to the Democratic president". Northam also prevailed, including in Virginia Beach - Virginia's second-largest jurisdiction - which Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinnelli won in 2013. Cities are easy to gerrymander; partisan mapmakers can carve them up into warped districts that include a sliver of the city itself and a huge chunk of the surrounding region.

"It is certainly a wake-up call", Putnam said of Tuesday's results, according to a transcript provided by his campaign. Taylor's district, which encompasses Virginia Beach and the suburbs of Norfolk and Newport News, went for Trump in 2016. "It's a warning against being complacent on turnout".


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