Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Virginia has a new Governor

and he's a Democrat. Yay!!

Lt. Governor is Bill Bolling. (not yay)

Attorney General has yet to be decided since it's still 50%/50%. They will be up late doing a recount.

All the races were tight. Bolling won by a measly 30,471 votes whereas Kaine won by more than 100,000 votes. There are less than 4,000 votes separating Democratic Creigh Deeds from Republican Robert McDonnell.

I'm so excited that we voted for a Democratic Governor for a 2nd term in a row! Kaine vows to begin office by mandating pre-kindergarten be available for all 4 years olds. I'm game even if Peanut is now 6 and in 1st grade. Kaine wants to raise the gas tax, too, and give benefits to immigrants. I'm for both, especially since more money hopefully means more social programs funding and Virginia has the 10th largest population of hispanic/latino immigrants in the nation.