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    Virginia Governor Results (Update: McAuliffe wins in very close race)

    Virginia Governor Results (Update: McAuliffe wins in very close race)

    Polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern.

    We’ll embed a results widget if we find one, but you can view the live results at HuffPo Election and Politico. Official count Board of Election page here.

    The Twitter embeds below will be a fast way to keep track. First, our own list of news sources, at the bottom of the post the full #VAGOV feed:

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    NC Mountain Girl | November 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Voters who insist that Uncle Sam be their personal sugar daddy and father to their children will be in for a rude awakening when the big government bubble breaks.

    Ok, so the lack of RNC money to the conservative was the deciding factor. Therefore, how do we conservatives by-pass the RNC to funnel our money to these people?

    I like the idea of a Tea-Party KickStarter crowd-funded thing.

    We need to build the infrastructure that the RNC has to use for ourselves–data, mailing lists, funding sources–where people we Tea Party Conservatives trust do the work and thinking get get bundles of money and turn-out-the-vote stuff done.

    We have a two-front battle going on, the Marxists Left AND the GOP establishment vs we the people.

    Let’s kick their ass.

    David Yotham | November 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing the people of Virginia get exactly what they voted for.

    stevewhitemd | November 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Not to put a damper on things, but Cuccinelli was his own worst enemy.

    Mark Levin is out today complaining that the RNC and major donors pulled the plug on Cuccinelli because of their desire to wreck the Tea Party. There’s some truth to that, but Cuccinelli did some things in the buildup to this election that alienated a number of Pubs. The nominating process especially was problematic: he and his supporters (many of them Tea Party) muscled through a change that switched the Pub nomination from a primary (where his opponent, Bolling, was thought to have a good chance) to a caucus (which Cuccinelli and his supporters packed).

    Now: in politics a win is a win, but when you leave your opponents spluttering and fuming, don’t be surprised that “party unity” is more than a little elusive.

    After all, look how many of us are angry at ObamaCare not JUST because of what the ACA does, but also how is was jammed through.

    Bolling supporters thought that Cuccinelli was under-handed, so in the general election they sat on their hands and wallets.

    So the REAL lesson to Republicans, I suggest, is this: don’t let the desire for power cause you to do things that fracture the party. If you do you won’t win the general election. And a party that can’t win elections is useless.

      SmokeVanThorn in reply to stevewhitemd. | November 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

      In other words, Tea Partiers, you must accept and support the preferred nominee of the GOP establishment in the name of Republican solidarity and victory.

      Because it you don’t, and your guy wins the nomination, the establishment Republicans will do what they can to insure his defeat – because defeating the Tea Party is more important than beating the Democrats.

        stevewhitemd in reply to SmokeVanThorn. | November 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

        No Smoke, but if you’re a Tea Party organizer and you manage to win a primary, be sure to do so in a way that doesn’t alienate the rest of your party.

        Because you’re going to need them in November, as Cuccinelli found out.

        Cuccinelli and his faithful changed the rules in a way that led people to think that the process itself was unfair. That inevitably leads to people refusing to support the candidate.

        I don’t know Bolling — from what I gather he’s about as exciting as drying paint. But the people who supported him felt they had been screwed at the convention.

        You reap what you sow.

          SmokeVanThorn in reply to stevewhitemd. | November 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

          And so will you and the rest of the Republican Establishment you support, Doctor.

          SmokeVanThorn in reply to stevewhitemd. | November 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

          And, by the way, you prove my point, and the point made by Professor Jacobson in his post this morning: the primary goal of the GOP Establishment is not beating the Democrats. It has other goals and is more than willing to hand victory to the leftists to achieve them, all the while demanding that Tea Partiers and other genuine conservatives “put winning first.”

          I am through with that – and I’m not alone.

          Nominate Christie and see what we do.

      gs in reply to stevewhitemd. | November 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

      The VA nominating process was changed from an open primary to a convention. Had the Cucinelli people changed it to a closed primary in which only registered Republicans could vote, IMHO that would have been more palatable to the rest of the party.

      I had no use for Cuccinelli as soon as I learned of his efforts to investigate Michael Mann. My low opinion of Mann is irrelevant. Using the power of the State to harass unwelcome research would have set a horrendous precedent.

      George MacacAllen, and now Cuccinelli: the VA GOP sure can pick ’em.

    guyjones | November 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This race transpired as I, and many others, had predicted — the exploding population of Northern Virginia, and that area’s generally liberal bent, proved to be too much for Cuccinelli to overcome, even against as odious a candidate as the obnoxious blowhard, dilettante and carpet-bagger, McAulliffe.

    Virginia is effectively a Democratic state now, sad to say. It has Democrat senators, three out of the last four governors have been Democrats, and, Mugabe-bama carried it twice. The cancerous liberal emanations from Washington, D.C. have seeped into Northern Virginia, turning that area into a de facto province of D.C., with all of the reflexive, lemming fealty to the neo-communist lib agenda that is prevalent there.

      NC Mountain Girl in reply to guyjones. | November 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Bubbles always burst. Obama has helped create a big government bubble in and around Washington, DC. The area now contains some of the most affluent communities in the nation but what of value is produced there? Nothing. Eventually that economic reality will catch up with the area.

        Bubbles always burst.

        True, and yet

        1. They may burst with a bang or with a whimper.

        2. They may not burst for a long time.

        My refugee parents expected the Iron Curtain to collapse by the mid-1950s because the Communists were so obviously unfit to govern.

        3. There’s an admonition to people who bet against bubbles: The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.

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