State Election Surprises

The Republicans suffered some big losses in a number of races during Tuesday's off-year elections.

  Democrat Ralph Northam savored his victory as he kept the governor’s seat in Virginia in Democratic hands in a surprisingly lopsided win. Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie, who had embraced some of President Trump’s policies, but, also kept him at arms length. Democrats also took a win in New Jersey’s Gubernatorial election and a host of other contests. A…