Two observations of yesterday's election
2) I am wondering if anyone else noticed this, but take a look at Loudoun County. Famous for its fast growth in recent years, Loudoun has been a red county for many years. Names that have infuriated Democrats such as Richard Black, Robert Marshall, and George Bush all have seen favor in Loudoun. It appears that growth has, ironically, worked in favor of the Democrats. Loudoun became an almost solid blue, with Bob McDonnell and two unopposed Republicans (so counting them only skews this trend) as the only exceptions (Bob Marshall's district extends outside of Loudoun, which is what aided him in maintaining his position). While I have not been a big fan of the fast growth there (though, even if I were to support it, I do not think there is anything that could curb it even if the government stepped in), I suspect that this fact will be missed (or ignored) by state Democrats.