Thursday, November 5, 2009

GOP Sweeps the Ticket and Gains More Ground in the House

A Great Tuesday to be a Republican
McDonnell-58.64% Deeds-41.23%
Bolling-56.53% Wagner-43.53%
Cuccinelli-57.56% Shannon-43.34%

With the results in it is evident that Virginia voters feel that Republicans are best suited to fulfill their needs. Not only did the Republicans sweep all three state-wide positions, the GOP gained a number of seats in the House of Delegates.

Heading into the election , Republicans held 53 seats and Democrats held 45. The two independents generally vote with the Republicans. Picking up 8 seats, the GOP gained major ground through the state.

Two-term incumbent Democrat C. Charles Caputo lost his re-election bid in his to Republican James M. LeMunyon who took the 67th District with more than 52 percent of the vote. In McLean, freshman Del. Margaret G. Vanderhye (D) fell to Republican challenger Barabara Comstock by fewer than 300 votes. Other important pickups for the Republicans included Scott Garrett, Tag Greason, Chris Stolle, Will Morefield, Rich Anderson, and Ron Villaneva is currently 16 votes up.

This historic election puts the Republican on top with 61-39 in the House of Delegates.

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