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Syracuse native elected Governor of Virginia

A Syracuse native and longtime Clinton confidant was elected to the state of Virginia’s top post last night.
A Syracuse native and longtime Clinton confidant was elected to the state of Virginia’s top post last night.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a Bishop Ludden graduate who grew up in Syracuse’s historic Strathmore neighborhood, defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

CNN described the hotly contested race as “nasty from the outset.”

“I always said it was going to be close. I always said it was going to be a couple points from the day I got in. You know it's been a 35 year plus curse of whoever wins the White House the other party wins the governor's mansion so we knew it was going to be tough. Great field team, great volunteers spectacular. It's a great win, we're happy now we've got a lot of work to do,” McAuliffe told the cable news network.

McAuliffe succeeds Republican Governor Bob McConnell.

McConnell did not run because the state of Virginia does not allow governors to run for consecutive terms.
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