McAuliffe wins governor’s race in Virginia

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from CNN,

Democrat Terry McAuliffe, buoyed by strong results from voters in Northern Virginia, has defeated Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia’s governor, CNN projects.

While both campaigns took on national issues, like the partial government shutdown earlier this year and the health care law’s flawed rollout, the race was nasty from the outset and devolved into incessant mud-slinging and personal attacks. Voters throughout the commonwealth of Virginia were bombarded by negative ads from the campaigns.

Libertarian Robert Sarvis, a third-party candidate, has pulled in 7 percent of the vote with more than 90 percent of the vote in, a significant chunk when the Republican and Democratic candidates are so close.

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