Republicans emerged victorious in two key Southern governor's races during Tuesday's elections, which decided a smattering of state and local contests and a number of ballots and referendums.
Republican leaders are hailing Tuesday's election results as an affirmation of the president and his policies. In a historic series of victories, the GOP strengthened its majority in the House and, more significantly, regained control of the Senate.
House Republicans bolstered their thin majority Tuesday, winning a hotly contested race in southern Virginia.
Vermont Senator James M. Jeffords today delayed an exepected announcement that he would leave the Republican Party.
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