With our own SPLOST vote taking place and the Atlanta mayoral race just up the interstate, many Pike County residents were not paying attention to the heated gubernatorial races across the country. To recap, there were some heavy hitting elections at hand.
Republican Chris Christie beat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey while Republican Bob McDonnell trounced Democrat Creigh Deeds in Virginia. Democrats also prevented a shut-out by winning an upstate New York congressional seat.
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, left, and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie won their respective races Tuesday. (AP Photos)