Yesterday in New Jersey, Republican Governor Chris Christie won a massive victory, including the votes of traditional Democrats. In Virginia, Democrat Terry McCauliffe was barely elected Governor, but that made political history in a presidential swing state. In Alabama, Bradley Byrne and mainstream GOP money defeated Tea Party candidate Dean Young in a Republican congressional primary. In New York City, Bill de Blasio became the first Democrat elected Mayor of that liberal city in more than two decades. The elections produced some evidence of political change and a lot of speculation. What are the lessons for both parties and the potential consequences for the Obama agenda?
Results Are In and It's Time for Reading Political Tea Leaves
- Jonathan Martin - New York Times - @jmartNYT
- Larry Sabato - Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. He’s author of “The Kennedy Half Century; The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.” - @larrysabato
- Joey Kennedy - Alabama Media Group - @joeykennedy
- Dana Coffield - Denver Post - @denpostdana
- Josh Kraushaar - Political Editor for National Journal - @HotlineJosh