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Cong. Dave Brat Says Democrats Nationalized Virginia Election

Virginia 7th District Republican Congressman Dave Brat says Democrats nationalized Tuesday’s election in the Commonwealth. Republicans, he said, failed to do that and it hurt them.

Brat told 88.9 WCVE his party ran on good, rational state level policy but, “The number one issue was health care and people are getting 40% increases from Obamacare and we have not explained that to the voters.”

Schapiro's Post Election Analysis 11-8-17

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, CRAIG CARPER – Richmond Times Dispatch columnist and WCVE’s political analyst Jeff Schapiro and WCVE New Director Craig Carper discuss the Democratic statewide sweep in Virginia’s off-year election, a shocking number of Democratic House of Delegate wins, and the national implications of the results for President Trump and the GOP.

CC: Good morning, Jeff. A shocking night last night, I think the polls were indicating a statewide sweep. Not by quite this margin for Democrat Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring.

Virginia Is Now Poised For 4 More Years Of Democrats In State-Wide Office

At George Mason University Tuesday night (11/7), Governor-elect Ralph Northam celebrated voters in the Commonwealth choosing Democrats for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General for the second time in a row.

Back in 2013 Terry McAuliffe won by less than 3 percentage points. On Tuesday night, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by nearly 9 percentage points. Running mate Justin Fairfax won by a little more than 5 points and Attorney General Mark Herring was re-elected with a 6-and-a-half point victory.

A Number Of Virginia House Of Delegates Races Are Still Too Close To Call

Late Tuesday evening (11/7), Democrats had decisive victories in about a dozen House of Delegates races.

State party spokesperson Katie Baker described the pick-ups as a “rejection” of Republicans from Gillespie down the ballot. “I could barely keep up with all the press releases we were putting out, just victory after victory kept coming in.”

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam Is Now Governor-elect

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam is now Governor-elect. “We’re back by popular demand.”

At George Mason University Tuesday night (11/7), Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam celebrated a nearly 9-point victory over former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie.

Northam, who won big in densely populated urban areas, said the task now turns to closing wounds of division in the Commonwealth. “Whether you voted for me or not, we are all Virginians as we move forward.”


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