Fox News has projected Chris Christie the winner of the New Jersey gubernatorial race. John Corzine, the embattled Democratic governor made unpopular due to high property taxes and bad for business status ran a tight race with the former attorney general Christie. Christie was widely expected to lose because of the state’s normally stalwart blue status. This could be a bellwether for the 2010 elections in that independents, who voted for Obama big in 2008, swung back big time to Christie.
In other news: Bob McDonnell in Virginia won big in a Republican sweep of the state, picking up the Lt. Governor and Attorney General positions as well.
New York’s 23rd district is too close to call with Conservative Doug Hoffman running close behind Democrat Bill Owens. Less than 50% of the votes have been counted.