Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Republican Setbacks (almost) Everywhere

In Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican Jerry Kilgore.

In New Jersey, Democrat Jon Corzine defeated Republican Doug Forrester.

In California, all of the ballot initiatives supported by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar were defeated.

(For details, follow the links in this Washington Monthly article.)

In Ithaca, Democrat Gwen Wilkinson defeated Republican George Dentes for District Attorney. I wasn't up on the issues in this race, except that I know that Dentes was not enthusiastic about Drug Court, a local effort to get drug treatment, rather than incarceration, for nonviolent drug offenders.

On the other hand, in New York City, Republican Mayor Bloomberg won reelection handily. Of course, in New York State, Republican politicians are more liberal than the Democrats in most southern states.


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