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Elections 2013Election Snapshot
Last Updated: 11/6/2013
Governors: This year, governorships were decided in New Jersey and Virginia. Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the election to succeed Robert McDonnell (R) who was term-limited, whereas New Jersey incumbent Chris Christie (R) won re-election.
Legislatures: Legislative elections were also held New Jersey (Assembly and Senate) and Virginia (House of Delegates only) this year. In New Jersey, the Democratic Party retained control of both legislative chambers, though Republicans had a net gain of two House seats. In the Virginia House, the Republicans retained control, though they gained two seats while the Democrats gained one seat. Please refer to the chart to see the pre- and post-election partisan chamber splits.
|Incumbent||Candidates||Election Winner||Pre-Election||Election Results||Pre-Election||Election Results|
|NJ||Chris Christie (R)||Barbara Buono (D)|
Chris Christie (R)
Kenneth Kaplan (Lib.)
Stephen Welzer (Grn.)
|Chris Christie (R)||48D/32R||46D/34R||24D/16R||24D/16R|
|VA||Robert McDonnell (R)||Terry McAuliffe (D)|
Ken Cuccinelli (R)
Robert Sarvis (Lib.)
|Terry McAuliffe (D)||32D/65R|
Red - Change to Republican Party Control
Yellow - Change to Split Control
Ballot Measures: Six states (Colorado, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington) had policy questions on their ballots this year. Current hot-topic subjects include: tax reform measures, casino gaming, and mortgage reform.
Here are the questions of general interest to be decided, and you can click on the state to see a full list.
|CO||Proposition||AA||Imposes a 15% excise tax on state marijuana sales.||LINK||PASS|
|NJ||Public Question||2||Sets a state minimum wage with annual cost of living increases.||LINK||PASS|
|NY||Proposal||1||Authorizes casino gaming.||LINK||PASS|
|TX||Proposition||5||Authorizes reverse mortgage loans.||LINK||PASS|
|WA||Initiative||522||Requires labels on food with changed genetic material.||LINK||FAIL|