Tuesday night’s electoral results represent a new record for candidates for governor in Virginia.
According to UVA’s Center for Politics, the more than 1.1 million votes cast for Bob McDonnell are the most in the history of the Commonwealth. George Allen, by the way, was the first candidate to surpass one million votes.
The comparative totals are:
2009 Bob McDonnell: 1,160,356Impressive.
2005 Tim Kaine: 1,025,942
2001 Mark Warner: 984,177
1997 Jim Gilmore: 969,062
1993 George Allen: 1,045,319