Big Money Flows in New Jersey Races to Thwart Christie Agenda. (The New York Times, 11/4/2013)
Excerpt: The effort, designed to preserve Democrats’ dominance of the State Legislature and complicate Mr. Christie’s plans to build a record of legislative achievement as he considers a presidential bid in 2016, has inundated some legislative districts with millions of dollars in negative ads on a scale never before seen in New Jersey.
What was the outcome?
The Democrats preserved their their 8-seat majority in the State Senate.
And Stephen M. Sweeney probably enjoyed a restful night's sleep: But because several Democratic senators routinely vote with the governor, party leaders are concerned that a shift of just a few seats could give him a governing majority in the upper chamber.
On the other hand, Democrats lost 2 seats in the Assembly, although they still have a solid, if not dominating, majority.
Virginia elections: 2012 Presidential and 2013 gubernatorial. (11/6/2013)
Some recent new Jersey election results. (11/6/2013)
As you would expect, voting drops off considerably for an off-year election. (11/5/2013)