Ralph Northam http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Virginia Eastern Shore Official Wins Statewide Office http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-eastern-shore-official-wins-statewide-office <p>The Eastern Shore of Virginia has one of its own who will become the next Lieutenant Governor of the state.</p><p>Democrat Ralph Northam easly defeated his Republican rival E.W. Jackson in Tuesday’s election.</p><p>Northam is a Norfolk pediatric neurologist and the first Eastern Shore native to be elected to statewide office since before the Civil War.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the last was Governor Henry Wise who was elected of office in 1855.</p><p>Northam took Accomack County with more than 55 percent of the vote.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:45:33 +0000 Don Rush 44271 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia Eastern Shore Official Wins Statewide Office Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democrats-win-va-md-gubernatorial-hopefuls-talk-environment <p>TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.</p><p>Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:46:48 +0000 Don Rush 44218 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment