Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 Spotlight Elections Tomorrow

There are some exciting races going on in different parts of the country that will be coming to an end tomorrow.  Here are a few highlights:

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR - Terry McAuliffe (D) vs. Ken Cuccinelli (R)
Per Weekly Standard:
A final poll from Quinnipiac on Tuesday's gubernatorial race in Virginia shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli. Forty-six percent of likely Virginia voters say they will vote for McAuliffe, according to the poll, while 40 percent say they'll vote for Cuccinelli. Eight percent say they will vote for the Libertarian party candidate, Robert Sarvis. Here's more from Quinnipiac:
There is a large gender gap as McAuliffe leads 50 - 36 percent among women, with 9 percent for Sarvis, while men are divided with 44 percent for Cuccinelli, 42 percent for McAuliffe and 8 percent for Sarvis. Democrats go 93 - 1 percent for McAuliffe, with 3 percent for Sarvis, while Republicans go 85 - 5 percent for Cuccinelli, with 7 percent for Sarvis. Independent voters are divided 40 - 40 percent, with 14 percent for Sarvis.
Without Sarvis in the race, McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli 49 percent to 42 percent.
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR: Bill de Blasio (D) vs. Joe Lhota (R)
On Election Eve in New York City, a new survey tells the same story: Democrat Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming front runner in the battle for mayor.
According to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Pollreleased Monday morning, Blasio has a 41-percentage point 65%-24% lead over Republican Joe Lhota among likely voters.
De Blasio, the city Public Advocate, has enjoyed the commanding lead virtually since he won the crowded Democratic primary in early September, edging out once-dueling frontrunners City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and scandal-plagued former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Lhota, a businessman, deputy mayor under Republican Rudy Giuliani and former head of the New York City transit authority, has been unable to close the gap with attacks blasting de Blasio for a perceived lack of executive experience, being soft on crime and his seeming eagerness to tax the wealthy.
DETROIT MAYOR:  Mike Duggan (D) vs. Benny Napoleon (D)
The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade.
But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.

What's going on in your neck of the woods? 
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