Virginia. New Jersey. District 19, Michigan State Senate. Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Wow. A huge night for Republicans.
Take Virginia for example. President Obama carried Virginia by 7 points in 2008. Republicans have lost the last 2 gubernatorial races and last 2 Senate races in Virginia. President Obama and the Democrats campaigned hard and spent millions for Democrat candidate Creigh Deeds. The result? Republicans won the elections for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Prior to tonight, Republicans have only won all 3 statewide offices on one occasion--1997.
New Jersey? One of the most heavily Democrat states in the nation, where the Republican was outspent by the Democrat incumbent by 3-to-1.
Exit polls in both Virginia and New Jersey showed the greatest concern on voters' minds was the economy. Not health care. Not forced unionization. Not cap-and-trade.
So, Nebraskans, what's this mean for partisan Democrat Tom White?