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Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe says his first order of business after a very contentious campaign is to call lawmakers on the other side of the political aisle.

The Democrat says his goal during his term in office is to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth and build the economy, which can't be done without a bipartisan effort.

Campaign communication about immigration reform has an effect on voters from a variety of backgrounds.  That’s part of the analysis of an exit poll conducted statewide after this week’s vote in Virginia.


With all 2,558 voting  precincts now reporting statewide, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain now holds a thin lead of 476 votes. That breaks down to  49.91% for Obenshain and 49.88% for Democrat Mark Herring. 

Current Governor Bob McDonnell won the state attorney general’s race in 2005 by a margin of only 323 votes after an automatic recount. The Herring-Obenshain race is headed for a recount as well following an immediate canvassing of the vote.

Election Day: The Latest

Nov 6, 2013

Democrat  Terry McAuliffe has broken a streak of nine straight elections in which the party occupying the White House lost the Virginia governor’s race.  McAuliffe squeaked past Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percent of the vote, a much lower showing than most polls had predicted going into yesterday’s election. 

Election Day Results and a Few Surprises

Nov 6, 2013

Election Day 2013 is over, but the buzz surrounding several races continues today.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats Republican Ken Cuccinelli to become Virginia's 72nd Governor. Many were surprised at just how close the numbers were, since pollsters predicted a runaway defeat by McAuliffe. As of this morning, McAuliffe led by 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli's 45.5 percent.