Democrats held onto the governorship in Washington on Friday, bringing an end to the only outstanding election from this week's governors' races.
Republican candidate Rob McKenna conceded to Democratic candidate Jay Inslee in a video statement. Inslee, a former U.S. representative, will succeed two-term Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire.
"Despite the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers, donors, staff and everyone who's been part of Team McKenna, it appears we will fall short of victory when the last ballots are counted. After 17 months of hard work, that is a very disappointing result," said McKenna.
Eleven states held governors' races Tuesday. Democrats were defending eights seats, Republicans three.
By Wednesday afternoon, CNN had projected winners in all but one of the elections - Washington - where mail-in ballots made up about 40% of the votes.
With the race in Washington now decided, Democrats hold 19 governorships; Republicans 30. Rhode Island's governor is an independent.
Republicans flipped North Carolina this year, expanding their national lead over Democrats at the statehouse level. The state hadn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s.
Good night dazzle. Hope you enjoy your dinner.
Yeah, they delted my comment about his blue test tickles also.
And what about the tool thats stuck on this ? ? ? ? ? ? All night? Ya gonna leave those posts?
Yep but they leave the ones from the hijacker, go figure! No rhyme, no reason i guess!
We used to have a lot of fun on thes blogs. But I guess CNN prefers letting the foul mouths taking over. Makes me wonder if CNN personnel are the guilty parties here. But I've never been one to be bullied, so if they want me off this site, they are going to have to ban me. Hit me with your best shot buster,
This guy has GWB eyes.
Ewww GWB really? YUK! And bobcat i was thinkin that same thing, honest! Either a very unhappy employee or the new owner, wantin a tax write off!
Who is Jeffrey Toobin?
Okay, I guess they decided to censor me again.
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