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The aftershocks of last week's electoral earthquake continue to be felt. Yet the shake-up at the national level tells only half the story. Voters showed their displeasure with the country's direction with their votes on ballot-box battles centered far outside the Beltway.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, turned back a challenge from Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. on Tuesday, but Republicans still appeared on track to achieve their 2010 goal of retaking a majority of the nation's governorships.
Republicans are anticipating major gains in governorships across the nation's industrial heartland and in several vital presidential swing states.
In a campaign season marked by partisan rancor, Democratic and Republican leaders in key states have found common cause trying to defeat ballot measures they say abuse the idea of direct democracy to legalize marijuana and gut government finances.
A new statewide poll in Delaware shows that Republican Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell has failed to chip away at Democratic nominee Chris Coons' strong lead, and she may even be going backward.
Call it the political equivalent of unilateral disarmament. It's when Republicans - maddeningly, mystifyingly - take a perfectly good campaign weapon off the table (or perhaps never put it on the table to begin with).
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