Tuesday's election is seen as a key off-year contest, and a test of strength for both parties leading up to the 2014 elections. But it's beginning to look like a rout. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by as much as 12 points. The race appears to have turned into a referendum on Cuccinelli's conservative views.
Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe could be ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by anywhere between four and 12 percentage points, but the ultimate decider of next Tuesday's election will be who turns out to vote.
Next week's election in Virginia won't only allow voters to choose who will lead the commonwealth for the next four years, but also if Medicaid rolls are expanded as part of President Obama's healthcare reform.
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