Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

Yesterday’s off-year election results offer a mixed picture of the national mood. In a close race for governor of Virginia, voters elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe. In the final days of the race, his Republican opponent had aligned his campaign with broad concerns about the Affordable Care Act. In New Jersey, Republican incumbent Chris Christie handily defeated his Democratic challenger despite a strong voter preference for President Barack Obama in the 2012. New York City voters chose a liberal, Bill de Blasio, for their next mayor, a candidate who campaigned on promises to raise taxes on the rich. Diane and her guests discuss election results from around the country and their possible national implications.

Guests

Ed O'Keefe

congressional reporter, The Washington Post.

John Harwood

chief Washington correspondent, CNBC; reporter, The New York Times.

Liz Sidoti

national political editor, AP.

James Thurber

professor and director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University; author of "Obama in Office: The First Two Years."

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