Democrats score gubernatorial wins in Virginia, NJ

ABC News' exit polling in Virginia showed 34 percent of voters were voting to show opposition to President Trump as Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won a closely watched race.
2:26 | 11/08/17

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results back here at home coming in overnight, Democrats seeing a lot of success, you know, coming out on top in that closely watched race for governor in Virginia. Our chief national correspondent Tom llamas is there in Fairfax. He was up all night tracking this and what these results also mean for president trump. Good morning, Tom. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. A big win for Democrats and a blow to Republicans, a loss the president will likely take personally. Let's start here in Virginia. Dr. Ralph Northam with a decisive victory, this race was called early. He won by nearly double digits. Now so many people were watching this race because Virginia is a swing state. It's also the only southern state that president trump didn't win. Now, president trump was very active on Twitter campaigning for the Republican here, Ed Gillespie, even recording a Robo call yesterday for him but Gillespie chose to never physically campaign with the president and last night when Gillespie lost, the president tweeted this out from south Korea. Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. That's not exactly correct because Gillespie did adopt some of the trump policies, he just chose to never physically appear with the president here so the president taking a parting shot there. We also should mention, robin, 30% of voters told us in exit polls they came out to vote yesterday to show opposition to trump so the president clearly played a role in this election, robin. The results in New Jersey, Tom, seem to be telling a sill Lahr story. Reporter: That's right. It is officially the end of the Chris Christie era. Phil Murphy, the Democrat, with a big win yesterday in new Jersey winning by 12 points in part by tying his opponent, the Republican, Kim Guadagno to Chris Christie. Guadagno the lieutenant governor serving under Christie and Christie a trump ally we all know. There was another headline coming out of Virginia. The first openly transgender candidate elected to a statehouse. Reporter: Yeah, this was big news here in Virginia. Virginia voters elected the first openly transgender candidate as you mentioned to the statehouse. Now, her name is Danica roem and she actually beat the incumbent Republican yesterday and this is someone who was a social conservative and who attacked her gender identity but she overcame that and once she's elected she will be the first as you mention openly transgender candidate to serve in a statehouse. Ever, that's right. Big moment. Tom, thank you. We want to speak to Matthew

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