Friday, December 23, 2005

McDonnell Wins Virginia AG Race

My "Status Quo" election post deserves a final update. Republicans won two of three statewide offices, up from one in 2001.

The Washington Post reports:

RICHMOND, Dec. 21 -- A judicial panel certified Republican Del. Robert F. McDonnell as the winner of the Virginia attorney general's race at the completion of a statewide recount Wednesday, six weeks after the election.

The State Board of Elections announced that McDonnell had widened his sliver of a lead over Democratic Sen. R. Creigh Deeds by 37 votes. Still, this remained the closest statewide election in modern Virginia history, with 360 votes separating the two men out of 1.94 million cast.

So apparently the "Bob McDonnell is a dirty Christian" tv ads weren't enough for the Democrat to win after all.

Congratulations Mr. McDonnell, and to Virginia for finding a smooth way to complete a recount.

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