Christie romps home in New Jersey. And McDonnell wins in Virginia. These are not big surprises. But what's truly striking is how narrow Mike Bloomberg's margin is, how close the marriage fight is in Maine, and how Owens is doing much better than I expected in NY-23. I should say this about Maine. Whoever wins this vote will do so by the slimmest of margins. I don't think it therefore represents much of a victory for either the pro-gay or anti-gay forces. It represents an essential 50-50 split. Maybe the coming results will alter that. But all we find out from Maine is that this is a very evenly divided state on this subject.

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