Virginia A Much Closer Race Than Expected
Virginia's Senate race between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie was tight, with no official winner by midnight local time.By Christina Hartman | November 5, 2014
Pollsters put incumbent Democrat Mark Warner so far ahead of Ed Gillespie that Virginia’s U.S. Senate race didn’t even appear in many “races to watch” lists. (Via The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Boston Globe)
But it was definitely a race to watch Tuesday. The contest that no one really expected to be this close was. With 99.5 percent of precincts reporting, Warner was leading by half a percentage point. Before midnight he was giving a victory speech.
"I want to congratulate Ed Gillespie. ... I wish him well, and I wish his family well."