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Republicans In Virginia Hope To Use Election Momentum To Rebuild Party

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Many Republicans in Virginia say they're hoping to re-build their party with the momentum from Tuesdays sweep.
Elliot Francis
Many Republicans in Virginia say they're hoping to re-build their party with the momentum from Tuesdays sweep.

Many Republicans in Virginia say they're hoping to re-build their party with the momentum from Tuesdays sweep.

At local victory celebration in Fairfax county Republicans from Virginia like Kevin McCormick were optimistic about the future of party. "I think its a rebirth of the conservative movement in Northern Virginia."

The statewide sweep for Republicans is a shift from the past eight years of Democratic dominance. Craig Filburn, a Republican party goer, says this change is good. "It's a very strong referendum on the people versus the party, I mean you look at New York and New Jersey and what's going on here and its good. I think Republicans are making a strong comeback and I think its significant."

Some here say they're excited about McDonnell's plans for the state's economy and transportation. Most seem genuinely impressed over the lift his win has given to the GOP.

Elliott Francis reports...

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