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Analyzing Election 2005

Today's Washington Post offers up more analysis of Tuesday's elections:

* Dan Balz writes: "In a season of discontent for the White House, Tuesday's election results intensified Republican anxiety that next year's midterm contests could bring serious losses unless George W. Bush finds a way to turn around his presidency and shore up support among disaffected, moderate swing voters."  Read more: "For GOP, 2006 Now Looms Much Larger."

* John Pomfret looks at the California special election, writing, "Even before the final tally showed a crushing defeat for his pet initiatives in Tuesday's election, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was making conciliatory gestures toward the Democratic state legislators he had derided for being in the pocket of unions and liberal special interests." Read more: "Schwarzenneger Tries a Little Tenderness."

* According to Rosalind S. Helderman, Tuesday's vote shows a significant shift in Northern Virginia's outer suburbs: "Newcomers Push Outer Suburbs Left."

* It's still not clear which candidate won the Virginia Attorney General race; both sides are claiming victory.

* The Politics column recapped items from Wednesday's Fix.

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 10, 2005; 8:24 AM ET
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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