Tuesday is election day, and voters in two states — New Jersey and Virginia — will be electing new governors. In the Garden State, Brigid Harrison of Montclair State Univ. notes that, with the job approval numbers for term-limited Chris Christie abysmal, Democrat Phil Murphy is the heavy favorite. In the Old Dominion, reports Mark Rozell of George Mason Univ., it’s a close race between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democrat, and former RNC chair Ed Gillespie, the Republican. Donald Trump, who lost Virginia in last year’s presidential election — the only Southern state he lost — is a key issue in the race.
A lot of wasted anticipation for the long-hidden JFK assassination files. Journalist Phil Shenon explains what was released this week and, more important, what wasn’t.
Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic reports on the reaction to the retirement announcement by Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and how the race to succeed him looks.
And former Governor and Senator Bob Graham looks back at his remarkable 50-year career in Florida politics.
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