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GOP ticket wins county, McAuliffe takes Virginia

South Boston News
McAuliffe / November 06, 2013

With all but the South Hill precinct in last night at 10:20 p.m., Mecklenburg County delivered a solid victory for the Republican ticket in statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

Across Virginia, however, the result was otherwise: Democratic contender Terry McAuliffe defeated the GOP flagbearer, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, on the strength of late returns from northern Virginia and Tidewater.

For lieutenant governor, Democrat Ralph Northam eased past GOP challenger E.W. Jackson. Jackson carried Mecklenburg.

Northam, a Norfolk state senator, won statewide over Jackson, 55-45 percent.

The only statewide race still undecided at 10:30 last night was for Attorney General. In that contest, Republican state senator Mark Obenshain held a razor-thin lead over Democratic candidate Mark Herring, a Fairfax state senator.

McAuliffe’s victory over Cuccinelli was by a smaller margin than pre-election polls suggested.

There appeared to be a slight pickup for the Democrats in the House of Delegates, where all 100 seats were up for election. Locally, Del. Tommy Wright (R-Lunenburg) won another term without opposition.

The only local races on the day took place in Brodnax, where Don Dugger was re-elected as mayor. In balloting for Town Council, Andrew Lucas Dugger garnered 51 votes, Mitchell Moseley had 45, and Richard Cecil Jackson had 42 with all precincts reporting.

Brodnax straddles the line with Mecklenburg but is formally a part of Brunswick.

Mecklenburg voters turned out in moderate numbers yesterday to hand solid victories to Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain, with the latter candidate, running for Attorney General, leading all local vote getters.

Cuccinelli led the local ballot with 3,130 votes to 2,394 for McAuliffe. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis had 120.

The largest precinct still out was in South Hill, not large enough to flip Cuccinelli’s lead.

In the Lt. Governor’s race, Republican E.W. Jackson led with 3,084 votes to 2,432 for Democratic rival Ralph Northam.

Republican attorney general candidate Mark Obenchain led the balloting with 3,375 votes to 2,455 for Mark Herring, the Democrat in the race.

Statewide, the GOP ticket grabbed the early lead in the race with Democratic-leaning Northern Virginia and portions of Hampton Roads yet to report.

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Four years of a sleeze ball in the governors mansion. I can't belive it. Ken won the entire state, except for the NOVA and Norfolk area! This is not representation. I wish we could only allow native born Virginians to vote in these elections. How many people moved to NOVA with the obummer admin voted for this clown? All you sarvis people out there what do you think of him taking money and assistance from the DNC?

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