Va. election: Republican McDonnell wins easily

In one of the few gubernatorial elections across the country, Virginia overwhelming elected Republican Bob McDonnell with nearly 60 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press.
Unofficial results showed McDonnell defeated Democrat Creigh Deeds in a state which has increasingly swung Democratic in recent elections, the AP reported.
Many saw the election as a early report card on President Obama, who won Virginia during his election, and the Democratic controlled-Congress before next years midterm elections.
McDonnell, a former state attorney general, will be the state’s first Republican governor in eight years.