It was a closer race than many expected for Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, a tea-party favorite, lagged in the polls and was outspent by McAuliffe. who campaigned with both Obama and the Clintons.
But the race wasn’t called until late Tuesday, when McAuliffe won by a surprisingly narrow margin. Exit polls showed a majority of voters didn’t like the Affordable Care Act, The Washington Post reports.
In the days leading up to the election, Cuccinelli had tried to spin his campaign as a referendum on Obamacare, Fox News reports. And in his concession speech, he cited voters’ dissatisfaction with Obamacare as the reason for a close race.