Election '97

Polls Close: Va. 7 PM ET, N.J. 8 PM ET, N.Y. 9 PM ET
Election night map
Complete Election Results
Va. & N.J. Governors, NYC Mayor and NY 13th Congressional District

Exit Polls: Virginia, New York and New Jersey

Video On Demand: We've got the victory speeches of New Jersey's Christie Whitman and Virginia's Jim Gilmore, and excerpts from N.Y. Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Spin City: Everyone has an opinion on what Tuesday's election results mean.

Spotlight: Stuart Rothenberg sees support for the status quo.

'Toons: Bill Mitchell takes a look at Christie Whitman's margin.

GOP 4, Dems O

The Democrats had better hope Tuesday's elections weren't a harbinger of 1998. They went 0 for 4 in key races in New Jersey, New York and Virginia. The closest contest was in New Jersey, where GOP Gov. Christie Whitman narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Jim McGreevey.

In the other races, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani scored a solid victory over Democratic challenger Ruth Messinger, and Virginia Republican Jim Gilmore rode a wave of loathing for the state's personal-property tax on automobiles all the way to the governor's mansion, beating Democrat Don Beyer. In New York's 13th Congressional District, City Councilman Vito J. Fossella defeated Democratic State Rep. Eric N. Vitaliano. The seat was vacated by Susan Molinari, who gave up politics for a network anchor seat.

What Do The Results Mean?

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