Election night results – Kalamazoo equal rights ordinance wins; gay candidates win in St Pete, Detroit, Akron, & Chapel Hill; Republicans take NJ & VA

by on November 3, 2009  •  In Elections

Midnight sign-off – Things look grim for the No on 1 campaign in Maine, although no one has called the race. There might be a recount. In Washington state, however, the Approve R71 side is winning. It's been a really bad night for the Dems: the only good news for them is that the Republican civil war in NY 23 seems to have handed the district to the Dem candidate, Bill Owens. Right now it's looking like the bad guys won the big ones tonight.

[See Races to Watch for background on each]

VA – A Republican sweep, installing an openly anti-gay Governor and Attorney General.

St. Petersburg, FL – Steve Kornell wins City Council seat.

The Kalamazoo civil rights ordinance has won. Sex/o and gender identity protections will go into effect, despite a vicious anti-trans campaign.

Mark Kleinschmidt has been declared the winner in the race for Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC.

Charles Pugh not only won a Detroit City Council seat, he placed first in the entire field running for at-large seats, thus becoming City Council President.

Christie has won NJ – bad news for Obama, the Dems in Congress, and health reform.

Sandra Kurt beat back anti-gay attacks, won Akron OH City Council seat.

With 92% of the votes in, Annise Parker leads the race for Mayor of Houston, but will face a run-off election December 12.

CORRECTED – Simone Bell came in second out of five candidates in the race for a Georgia state assembly seat, and will be in a run-off election December 1.

Progressive Dem Gordon Smith won a City Council seat in Asheville, NC.



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