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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coming? GOP mid-term bounce

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Republicans won back governor's seats in New Jersey and Virginia yesterday. An omen for a hellacious -- or hellish (depending on your political point of view) -- 2010 election cycle?

Maybe, but do look to that nationally watched special congressional election in upstate New York. So sorry Jack-o. The Club for Growth-, Jackson T. Stephens. Jr.-backed movement conservative who drove a moderate Republican out of the race was defeated by a Democrat in a historically Republican district. The candidates for governor, particularly in Virginia, spent a lot of time working on projecting a more consensus approach. Message there?

IN OTHER POLITICAL NEWS: Maine voters repealed the legislatively enacted same-sex marriage law, 53-47. A tough loss for the movement for equality. Mainers did approve a medical marijuana law.

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