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Another religious conservative on the Virginia ballot, Republican and Baptist minister E.W. Jackson, lost to Democrat Ralph Northam in the lieutenant governor’s race, 55 percent to 45 percent (with 99 percent of the precincts reporting). Democrats also targeted Jackson by calling his views to extreme. (See Marvin Olasky’s recent interview with Jackson.)

In his victory speech, McAuliffe vowed to seek bipartisanship in the state capital of Richmond.

“Over the next three months I am going to work hard to reach out to every single Republican in the General Assembly,” McAuliffe promised.

But McAuliffe may have little choice when it comes to working with Republicans. Although some races were still too close to call early Wednesday morning, Virginia voters appear to have reelected a Republican supermajority to the state legislature. Those results put a dent into any predictions that Democrats will be able to regain control of the U.S. House next November.

“We fought for principles that were first articulated for the whole world by Virginians,” Cuccinelli said. “The battle goes on.”

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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