Transcript for Chris Christie Wins Re-Election, Tea Party Takes Hit in Va.
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.
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