Gerry Connolly

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to Republican President Donald Trump.

In Virginia's hard-fought contest, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. In New Jersey, front-running Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to succeed unpopular GOP Gov. Chris Christie.

The victors said Tuesday's electoral results had far-reaching repercussions in a sharply divided country.

"Virginia has told us to end the divisiveness, that we do not condone hatred and bigotry," Northam said.

"The days of division are...

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