"Through the House of Burgesses, the Virginia House of Delegates is considered the oldest continuous legislative body in the New World. Originally having 22 members, the House of Burgesses met from 1619 through 1632 in the choir of the church at Jamestown. From 1632 to 1699 the legislative body met at four different state houses in Jamestown. The first state house convened at the home of Colonial Governor, Sir John Harvey from 1632 to 1656. The burgesses convened at the second state house from 1656 until it was destroyed in 1660. Historians have yet to precisely identify its location." wiki
The punditry in the corporate media is luxuriating in contemplation of the two gubernatorial elections today.
In New Jersey, Christie, a politically moderate and very Northeastern Republican will easily win re-election to a second term. He is busily preening his over sized self in contemplation of an attempt to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016. IMO "that dog won't hunt" outside his home neighborhood along the Jersey Shore and New York. There is too much about him that smells of the culture represented by "The Sopranos." There is also the embarassing detail that for a while he was a lobbyist for Bernie Madoff. Iowa? The Mid-West? "fugeddiboutit." I would like to see him at a Shad Bake in Virginia.
McCauliffe will probably be elected governor. He can then sit in Mister Jefferson's chair. The current membership by party in the House of Delegates consists of 67 Republicans and 32 Democrats. Unless there is a truly seismic shift today it is unlikely that The Democrats will control the House of Delegates after this election. That means that McCaulliffe will have very little chance of passing any legislation through the General Assembly. He is an intelligent man. He must know that. Therefore I conclude that what he wants is a "pulpit" from which to strike rhetorical and theatrical poses that will endear him to the left of center base of the Democratic Party across the country. That means that he is going to continue his vicious campaign of exageration and barrages of 30 second TV ads in the way that he savaged Cuccinelli.
All Virginians not contained in his claque of "progressives" will be his targets. pl