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  •  Virginia and New Jersey both elect governors (0+ / 0-)

    to a four-year term the next year after the presidential election. Both VA and NJ like to pick a governor who's from the party that doesn't have the presidency (going back to 1981 for Virginia, back to 1989 for New Jersey).

    Here's a list:

    Year President Virginia Governor Winner New Jersey Governor Winner
    2009 Barack Obama (D) Bob McDonnell (R) Chris Christie (R)
    2005 George W. Bush (R) Tim Kaine (D) Jon Corzine (D)
    2001 George W. Bush (R) Mark Warner (D) Jim McGreevey (D)
    1997 Bill Clinton (D) Jim Gilmore (R) Christie Whitman (R)
    1993 Bill Clinton (D) George Allen (R) Christie Whitman (R)
    1989 George H.W. Bush (R) Doug Wilder (D) Jim Florio (D)
    1985 Ronald Reagan (R) Gerald Baliles (D) Tom Kean (R)
    1981 Ronald Reagan (R) Chuck Robb (D) Tom Kean (R)
    Democrats in bold
    That doesn't mean it's pre-ordained or anything like that. I hope VA (and NJ too) break the pattern in 2013.

    But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

    by Dbug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:28:41 PM PDT

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