night's election win results. Big win for chris christie. The clintons' close friend, terry McAuliffe, winning in virginia. The tea party taking a hit there. Jeff zeleny covering it all for us. Good... See More
night's election win results. Big win for chris christie. The clintons' close friend, terry McAuliffe, winning in virginia. The tea party taking a hit there. Jeff zeleny covering it all for us. Good morning, jeff. Reporter: Chris christie, a major republican win in a democratic state. But it sure sounded like he had more than a second term of governor on his mind. Overnight, chris christie's sweeping victory speech. How about this, new jersey? Reporter: Sounded more like the soaring announcement of a presidential campaign. A dispirited america, angry with their dysfunctional government in washington looks to new jersey to say, is what i think happening really happening? Reporter: Winning big. A 20-point republican landslide in a democratic state. Doing what republicans rarely do. Winning a majority of women, latinos, and even one-third of all democrats. I know that if we can do this in trenton, new jersey, maybe the folks in washington, d.C. SHOULD TUNE IN THEIR TVs RIGHT Now. See how it's done. Reporter: A not-so-subtle swipe at tee paa party republicans, he's competing against over the soul of the gop. In virginia, a tighter race. WHERE terry McAuliffe, the democratic power broker and confidant of bill and hillary clinton, was elected governor. There is a lot of proud democrats here tonight. Reporter: It could serve as a coming-out party for the clinton campaign, which is eyeing a run of their own. Top republicans tell me they view christie's victory as a road map to the gop. George? A lot to battle ahead there. Jeff, thanks very much. A lot of big results. New york elected its first democratic mayor since 1989. A 50-point win right there. Portland, maine, became the first city on the east coast to legalize recreational marijuana. In colorado, they put a big tax on marijuana. But also, rejected a billion-dollar tax increase. A lot of tea leaves. A lot of tea leaves. Exactly.
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.