FOX News has just called the New Jersey gubernatorial election for Republican Chris Christie. Given New Jersey’s status as a heavily Democratic state, this may be the most surprising result tonight. The Democrats can spin the result away, but the Obama folks thought this race was winnable and that Obama’s involvement would make a difference. Christie was heavily outspent by Corzine. Christie had Corzine’s unpopularity going for him, but didn’t run an impressive campaign and had to overcome the drag of a third-party candidate who siphoned off anti-Corzine votes. The result of this race has to sting Democrats.
UPDATE: The AP has also called the race for Christie.
Via the RealClearPolitics Election Night Live Blog.
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