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The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of Virginia, held on November 8, 2005. Virginia is the only state in the United States to prohibit governors from serving successive terms so the popular incumbent, Mark R. Warner, cannot run for reelection. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Atlantic hurricane season • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Bali bombings investigation • UK Conservative Party leadership election • DeLay political financing scandal • Civil unrest in France • Fuel prices / Peak oil • Irans nuclear program • Kashmir earthquake • London bombings investigation • Malawi food crisis • Movember... Jump to: navigation, search The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Jump to: navigation, search A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... Jump to: navigation, search Governor Warner Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American Democratic politician and the current Governor of Virginia. ...


The primary election was held on June 14, 2005. Tim Kaine was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, and Jerry Kilgore easily defeated George Fitch with 82.5% of the vote for the Republican nomination. Jump to: navigation, search June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Virginias Lieutenant Governor and Democratic Governor-Elect, Tim Kaine. ... In political science, a democrat is an advocate, follower, or proponent of democracy. ... Jerry W. Kilgore. ... Jump to: navigation, search Republican is a term used generally to describe a number of different organisations, principles, or political movements, and/or the persons supporting these. ...


The general election itself was expected to be close with Independent candidate Russ Potts spoiling Jerry Kilgore's run. At one point Kaine was 10 points behind Kilgore, but retook the lead by 2% over Kilgore due to a series of gaffes by the Kilgore campaign. Jump to: navigation, search H. Russell Russ Potts Jr. ...


Some of these gaffes included:

  • A television commercial launched by Kilgore accusing Kaine of being so against capital punishment that he wouldn't have executed Adolf Hitler or Saddam Hussein.
  • A gaffe by Kilgore during a debate in which he refused to give a straight answer on whether he would sign a law banning abortion if Roe v. Wade was over-turned.
  • Trying to back out of an October 9, 2005 debate that he previously agreed to with Kaine.

Contents

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Candidates

Democrats

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Republicans

Jerry W. Kilgore. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Ongoing events • Iraqi legislative election • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • Tsunami relief Upcoming events • March 11: Red Nose Day 2005 in the UK. Deaths in February • 26 – Jef Raskin • 25 – Hugh Nibley • 25 – Peter Benenson • 21...

Independents/Minor Parties

Jump to: navigation, search H. Russell Russ Potts Jr. ... Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. ...

Former Candidates (unsuccessful primary candidates)

Republicans

  • George Fitch (Virginia) - Mayor of Warrenton

Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ...

Opinion Polls

Source Date Kaine Kilgore Potts Undecided
Survey USA May 17 40 44 5 11
Rasmussen June 16 40 46 2 12
Survey USA June 30 39 49 5 7
Rasmussen July 14 41 47 4 8
Mason-Dixon July 24 38 37 9 16
Rasmussen August 4 39 45 5 11
Survey USA August 9 43 48 3 7
Rasmussen Sept 16 40 43 5 12
Mason-Dixon Sept 18 40 41 6 13
Survey USA Sept 19 43 46 4 7
Rasmussen Sept 28 45 45 5 5
Rasmussen Oct 12 44 46 1 9
Survey USA Oct 17 47 45 4 4
Hotline Oct 18 40 38 5 18
Rasmussen Oct 24 46 48 2 4
Mason-Dixon Oct 25 42 44 5 9
Rasmussen Oct 28 46 44 4 6
Washington Post Oct 30 47 44 4 5
Roanoke College Nov 2 44 36 5 15
Rasmussen Nov 4 49 46 2 3
Mason-Dixon Nov 4 45 44 4 7
Survey USA Nov 7 50 45 4 1

Results

Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections:

Virginia Gubernatorial Election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Kaine 1,022,518 51.7 -0.4
Republican Jerry Kilgore 909,579 46.0 -1.0
Independent Russ Potts 42,926 2.2 N/A
None Write-Ins 1,795 0.1 +0.05
Majority 112,939 5.7 +0.6
Turnout 1,976,818 44.4 -2.0
Democratic hold Swing

The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Jump to: navigation, search Virginias Lieutenant Governor and Democratic Governor-Elect, Tim Kaine. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Jerry W. Kilgore. ... Jump to: navigation, search H. Russell Russ Potts Jr. ... A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the persons name. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ...

See also

Seats up for election. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Virginia gubernatorial election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of Virginia, held on November 8, 2005.
Virginia is the only state in the United States to prohibit governors from serving successive terms so the popular incumbent, Mark R. Warner, cannot run for reelection.
The primary election was held on June 14, 2005.
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