Tuesday, Nov. 3 proved to be a good day for Republicans as their candidates made a sweep of the top state offices by solid margins. Bob McDonnell became Virginia's 71st governor, defeating Democrat Creigh Deeds by 1,100,470 votes to 774,676. 59 percent of those voting in the gubernatorial race preferred McDonnell.
Bill Bolling was reelected for another term as lieutenant governor with 1,086,145 votes, defeating Democrat Jody Wagoner, who got 836,203. Voters preferred Bolling by a margin of 56.46 percent to 43.46 percent.