VIRGINIA — Democrats won four state Senate seats and four state House seats. The new Senate balanced is 21 Democrats, 19 Republicans. In the House, it’s 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats and 2 Independents.
I wrote in 2006 that the state Senate race between incumbent Jeanmarrie Devolites Davis (R) and former Del. Chap Peterson (D) would measure whether Republicans were losing in NoVA because of their candidates or their party. I reasoned that if a Davis couldn’t win in Fairfax, then the GOP would likely loose the county for a generation.
Last night, Devolites Davis lost to Peterson 55-45%. What does this say about Republican Rep. Tom Davis‘ prospects?
For more on this pivotal race, read “Figuring Out Fairfax.” The accompaning map is below.
In other close races, it looks like state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R) defeated Democratic challenger Janet Oleszek by less than 100 votes.
More statewide roundup:
- Too Conservative noticed that Devolites Davis barely won her home precinct.
- Raising Kaine declares the 10 Winners in Virginia from last night.
- Mason Conservative hopes this is a wakeup call.
- Bacon’s Rebellion: “Elephants in Virginia are increasingly looking like an endangered species.”
Now, on to the maps. The first is of state Senate district 34, outline in bright green. The second and third are the Washington Post results maps.
KENTUCKY and MISSISSIPPI — And finally, let’s not forget there were a governors races in Kentucky and Mississippi on Tuesday, too. In the Bluegrass State, former Lt. Gov. Donald Beshear (D) carried 75% of all counties defeated Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R) by a healthy 59-41%. A Kentucky results map is below: