A blue tidal wave of wins swept Tuesday night’s elections, shifting the political tectonics slightly to the left.
Democratic candidates from various u-s races – won big in Tuesday’s elections.
It was a decisive victory in a bitter race for governor in Virginia.
Democrat Ralph Northam was elected governor beating Republican contender Ed Gillespie who adopted some of President Donald Trump’s combative tactics and issues.
Northam says the sweeping Democratic victory in Virginia is sending a big message to the nation.
“You know it was said that the eyes of the nation are now on the Commonwealth, today, Virginians have answered and have spoken,” he said. “Virginia has told us to end the divisiveness that we will not condone hatred and bigotry, and to end the politics that have torn this country apart.”
Trump, who endorsed Gillespie but did not campaign with him, quickly distanced himself from the losing Republican candidate via Twitter, saying “Ed Gillespie worked hard” but did not embrace Trump or what he stood for.
Meanwhile in New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy – a former Goldman Sachs executive with no elected experience becomes the first Democrat in the Governor’s office since 2010.
The multimillionaire is succeeding the unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie, beating his second-in-command, Republican Kim Guadagno, to become New Jersey’s 56th governor.
Fil-Am Democrats came out to vote for the new governor.
“We expected murphy will win, win big because of Governor Christie’s bridge gate problem,” said Michael Abesamis, a Jersey City voter.
“The Democrat is solid right now in New Jersey, from governor, to mayor, to council, everything’s gonna be great for the next 4 years,” Ricky Francisco.
Filipino-American Rolando Lavarro – the top vote-getter in Jersey City’s council-at-large race gets re-elected for another four-year-term.
Lavarro, who is eyeing a mayorship run in the future says, Tuesday’s liberal sweep is a good sign for the Democratic party come 2018 mid term elections.
“It’s foreshadowing, and hopefully it’s a trend that will bear out going into the 2018 mid-term elections, and the opportunity there is that voters are dissatisfied with the direction, and some of the chaos that is the current Trump administration and looking forward towards big wins in 2018.”
Jersey City voters are also celebrating incumbent Democratic mayor Steven Fulop’s re-election for a second four-year term.
“The Filipino community has been there from the very beginning and thank you so much for all that you do, you just turned out today, and it wouldn’t be possible without the Filipino community,” said re-elected Jersey CityMayorr Steven Fulop.
Democratic incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio scored a landslide victory in New York City – securing his second four-year term in the biggest city in the US.
“It’s only the beginning for our country as we start turning towards a better path, a path where people are respected again and our country can move forward in unity,” he said.
Political analysts believe that the mayor’s anti-Donald Trump stance helped him get re-elected as the republican President has received low approval ratings from New Yorkers.