Virginia: The Other Races

Besides the gubernatorial contest in Virginia, there were other key elections in the Old Dominion. In the other two statewide races on the ballot, Republican State Sen. Bill Bolling narrowly won the lieutenant governorship over former U.S. Rep. (1992-94) Leslie Byrne (D.-Va.) and Delegate Bob McDonnell was in a virtual dead-heat for attorney general with Democrat Creigh Deeds, also a state delegate. A recount is sure to follow. Both Bolling and McDonnell are considered strong conservatives.