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Lieberman victory included anti-war voters, poll shows
By Stephanie Reitz, Associated Press Writer | November 8, 2006

HARTFORD, Conn. --U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's support of the Iraq war did notdeter his most ardent supporters, including some who voted for the 18-yearincumbent Tuesday despite their strong opposition to the war and the Bushadministration.

While many voters who oppose the U.S. involvement in Iraq supported anti-warDemocratic candidate Ned Lamont, results of an Associated Press exit pollsuggest Lieberman was able to capture enough of that vote to help securere-election.

Lieberman, who launched an independent bid in August after losing theDemocratic primary to Lamont, also was helped by strong support fromRepublican and independent voters.



Schwarzenegger can focus on legacy
Healthcare, teacher accountability and new prisons are key issues.

By Peter Nicholas
Times Staff Writer

November 8, 2006

SACRAMENTO - With a second term ensured, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans touse the next four years to showcase California as a one-of-a-kind model ofbipartisan cooperation - and to forge a legacy that will be a springboardfor his next political move.

Riding the momentum of his victory and a string of legislativeaccomplishments this year, he hopes to work with Democrats and Republicansto expand access to healthcare, improve teacher accountability in Californiaschools and build enough new prisons to ease rampant overcrowding.


Patrick, Kennedy lead Democrats' parade
By Ken Maguire, Associated Press Writer

November 7, 2006

BOSTON --Massachusetts elected its first black governor on Tuesday whenDeval Patrick defeated

Kerry Healey, and returned Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to Capitol Hill for aneighth term.

Patrick's victory restored the Democratic Party to the governor's officeafter a 16-year absence. He defeated the Republican lieutenant governor aswell as independent Christy Mihos and Grace Ross of the Green-Rainbow Party.Gov. Mitt Romney, considering a presidential bid, did not seek re-election.

"You know change won't come in a flash," Patrick, 50, said in his victoryspeech at the Hynes Convention Center. "You know that it will take focus andcommitment and patience. But you also know that government by gimmick andphoto op and soundbite has failed us. Do not expect more of that from me."

Gov. Mitt Romney introduced Healey before her concession speech, telling thecrowd, "In my mind, she's the best lieutenant governor in the entirecountry. And, frankly, in my mind, there's no doubt about it: You'll beseeing more of her in four years."


The New York Times

November 8, 2006
Op-Ed Contributor

No Atheists in a Foxhole? No Idiots, Either

THE Pentagon's announcement that all military branches reached or exceededtheir active-duty recruiting goals for fiscal year 2006 grabbed plenty ofheadlines. Small wonder. After all, it flouts the conventional wisdom thatour military is mired in an unpopular war. Recruiters must be looking underrocks and bending standards to fill the ranks, right?

Wrong. Indeed, a study we conducted of the recruiting classes for allmilitary branches in 1999 and from 2003 through 2005 puts the lie to thecrass assumption that the United States is fielding a low-quality military.

A common misperception is that the ranks are increasingly filled withrelatively uneducated young men and women from low-income households. Yetthis myth doesn't hold up under inspection.


The New York Times

November 8, 2006

Democrats Oust G.O.P. in Governing Six States

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 - Democrats won open governor's seats in five states Tuesdayand knocked off the Republican incumbent in Maryland, tilting control of themajorit of governorships to Democrats for the first time since the 1990s.

The Republicans began Election Day with a 28 to 22 advantage over theDemocrats in governorships.

But they were faced with the daunting prospect of defending nine of the tenopen seats amid a mood that was decidedly anti-Republican in many parts ofthe country. Democrats were able to capture statehouses in the Northeast,the West and the South. The open seats were in Arkansas, Colorado,Massachusetts, New York and Ohio.

In Florida, Republicans were able to protect the seat that Gov. Jeb Bush hascontrolled for two terms. But in Maryland, Mayor Martin O'Malley ofBaltimore, a Democrat, edged Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.


The New York Times

November 8, 2006

Clinton and Democrats Sweep Races in New York

Eliot Spitzer, the state attorney general who crusaded against Wall Streetcorruption, was elected governor of New York yesterday in a historicDemocratic sweep of statewide offices, which included a huge victory bySenator Hillary Rodham Clinton that positions her for a possiblepresidential bid in 2008.

Rounding out the party's triumph were Andrew M. Cuomo, who mounted apolitical comeback to succeed Mr. Spitzer and restore his family name as aforce in New York politics, and State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi, who wonre-election despite his potentially illegal use of state workers tochauffeur his ailing wife at taxpayer expense.

Mr. Spitzer scored a record percentage for a governor's race, beating Gov.Mario M. Cuomo's 64.6 percent in 1986. Senator Clinton won a fifth of thevote of Republicans and a quarter of conservatives, according to exitpolls - a show of strength that makes a White House bid more possible, saidsome of her advisers, who expect deliberations about 2008 to turn serioussoon.



Santorum among top Republican losses

November 8, 2006


Republican Gov. Bob Riley, gaining local buzz as a possible 2008 vicepresidential pick, easily won a second term, defeating Democratic Lt. Gov.Lucy Baxley, whose I Love Lucy theme fared poorly. Riley touted record lowunemployment, a tax cut and a fat budget surplus.

Strange indeed: Former Gov. Jim Folsom Jr., whose 6-foot-8 father wastwo-term Gov. "Big Jim" Folsom, ran for lieutenant governor against 6-foot-9Republican "Big Luther" Strange.



November 8, 2006

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