- Maine: "No on 1" won by 10 points, 55% to 45%. It wasn’t just southern Maine talking, either. We carried Bangor, Biddeford, and Lewiston – even small towns like Skowhegan. The measure was championed by a truly diverse coalition of business, labor, mainline Protestant churches, gay and straight people, and politicians on both sides of the aisle. A tremendous victory by Maine Won’t Discriminate.
- Virginia: Kaine won decisively 24 hours after Bush went to Richmond to pull for Kilgore. Best of all, he made huge incursions into the sacred GOP exurbs and suburbs (of Bobo Brooks fame) and set up his mentor Mark Warner for a run at the presidency.
- New Jersey: Winner Jon Corzine thanked voters "for rejecting the Bush-Rove tactics that are bad for democracy and that were stopped in their tracks tonight."
- California: Voters defeated every single one of Arnold's initiatives in his expensive and pointless special election, further damaging the Governator.
- Pennsylvania: The entire 8-person school board of Intelligent Design Republican wingnuts in Dover was tossed out and replaced by intelligent Democrats.
- New York: Dems won conservative Ulster County for the first time in 25 years, turning a 16-17 minority into a 21-12 majority in the county legislature. They also made huge gains in Long Island and looks like they also won control of Nassau and Suffolk counties for the first time in history.
- Arizona: Tucson turned Democratic after two Republicans were ousted from the city council.
- Minnesota: The turncoat Democratic mayor who supported Bush in 2004 was tossed out and replaced by a real Democrat in a 69% to 31% vote. He was the first incumbent tossed out in 30 years.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
A good day to read the news
The more you look at it, the better it gets.
Posted by Alna Dem at 12:59 PM