Election Nooz

So, there were elections yesterday in some parts of the US, and here are results from some of the races of particular national interest:

Republican Governor Chris Christie handily won reelection in New Jersey. I am sorry, New Jersey progressives! And I am also sorry for the rest of us that a majority of New Jersey voters handed a reelection to the only Republican with any mojo heading into the 2016 presidential elections. It would have been helpful if he'd been thrown out on his ear right now. Whoops for America!

Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia in a squeaker. Welp, Virginia progressives, at least you aren't stuck with Ken Cuccinelli! Which is about the nicest thing I can say about Terry McAuliffe!

Democrat Bill De Blasio was elected Mayor of New York City in a landslide. Woot! I guess his diabolical plan to appear in public with his family worked! (Seriously, how cute are they?! See also!)

Democrat Ed Murray was elected Mayor of Seattle, making him Seattle's first publicly out gay mayor.

In Colorado, six of 11 counties "voted by strong margins Tuesday in favor of seceding from the state." Neat!

And in Iowa, the Democratic mayor-elect of Coralville, John Lundell, got a congratulations call from Vice President Joe Biden after his win despite the Koch brothers' attempt to buy the election.

Please feel welcome and encouraged to share election news from your neck of the woods!

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