Gov. Chris Christie’s (in photo) big re-election win Tuesday in New Jersey, contrasted with tea party favorite Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in the Virginia governor’s race, “could hardly provide a starker contrast for the GOP and a clearer message about how it wins in the future,” wrote Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post. “Exit polls showed Christie winning among women and running even with his Democratic opponent among Latinos. If Republicans could emulate that in other states, they would win just about all of them.” On the other hand, Christie campaigned as an un-Republican. “He spent very little time talking about his Republican credentials and much more time talking about his own accomplishments in the state,” the reporters noted.
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