Trending – Democrats Win Gubernatorial Races In New Jersey & Virginia

Voters in New Jersey and Virginia have chosen their next governors.  Democrat Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam is the winner of the Virginia race, defeating Republican Ed Gillespie.

In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy won the race to replace Chris Christie as governor.  He defeated Christie’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.

Democrats rode to victory in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial elections, as Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in New Jersey.

The victories -- especially the win in Virginia -- are a shot in the arm to the beleaguered Democratic Party, which has lost four special congressional elections to Republicans since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago.

Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, won with the support of federal government employees and non-white voters, according to the Fox News Voter Analysis.

Northam garnered 54 percent to Gillespie's 45 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reported.

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Meahwhile, Several cities around Florida had mayoral elections yesterday.  Miami Beach voters chose Dan Gelber to succeed Phillip Levine, who recently announced a run for Governor.  In St. Petersburg, incumbent Rick Kriseman was re-elected.  Closer to home in Martin County, voters decided to make Indiantown its own municipality.  The village will officially be established on December 31st and a five-person council will be elected to govern the new municipality in March. 

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