Scott Walker’s status as a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate was growing as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s was sinking amid the furor raised by politically motivated lane closings and traffic jams.
Mitt Romney today sought to strike a delicate balance between resuming what had been a hostile presidential campaign and showing sensitivity to the damage and death caused by Atlantic superstorm Sandy.
Republicans cite their 2.5-point defeat in the Virginia governor’s race as proof that Ken Cuccinelli would have reversed his fortunes if he’d hammered earlier and longer on Obamacare, an issue the attorney general said tightened the contest in its final days.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie bolstered his standing as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 by cruising to re-election, while Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the Virginia governor’s race after tying his opponent to the Tea Party movement.
Mitt Romney’s allusion to doubts raised by some of Barack Obama’s opponents that the president was born in the U.S. prompted a fundraising pitch from Obama’s campaign, as the Republican challenger later termed his comment “humor.”
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney chased votes in swing states, with Obama accusing his Republican challenger of running on a “rerun agenda” and Romney arguing the incumbent has failed to create jobs and deserves to be kicked out of office.