Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia’s next governor and will be sworn in as the Governor on January 14, 2014, overthrowing Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.
Not many people turned out for the voting and both candidates worked through the Election Day to reach out to as many people as possible.
Three candidates appeared on the ballot for Governor Republican Ken Cuccinelli- the Attorney General of Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a businessman and the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Libertarian Robert Sarvis, a lawyer and businessman.
McAuliffe is a confidant of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton and has pledged that he would expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for 400,000 people under the federal health care law.
Linear in comparison, Cuccinelli, the current attorney general, out rightly contested the law and was the first to challenge it in court.
The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2013 took place on November 5, 2013, to elect the Governor of Virginia. The incumbent Governor, Republican Bob McDonnell, was not eligible to run for re-election due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution as Virginia is the only state that prohibits its Governor from serving immediate successive terms.
The state Board of Elections said the number of voters submitting absentee ballots was up by one-third over 2009, suggesting Democrats’ efforts to bank votes early had paid dividends.
All the politicians do give out loud promises but the real ground work would be seen when his term begins.