Election Results Are In. What Do They Bode For 2014?08:56
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Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, and daughter Chiara, center, after he was elected the first Democratic mayor of New York City in 20 years in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, and daughter Chiara, center, after he was elected the first Democratic mayor of New York City in 20 years in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The results are in from last night's elections. Virginians elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe to be their new governor; Chris Christie won re-election in New Jersey.

New York and Boston both elected new mayors — Democrat Bill de Blasio in New York and Democrat Martin Walsh in Boston. In Detroit, Mike Duggan became the city's first white mayor in 40 years.

And down south, in Alabama's 1st Congressional District, Republican Bradley Byrne defeated Tea Party candidate Dean Young in a Congressional runoff.

NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now to discuss what this off-year election cycle bodes for the 2014 elections.

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This segment aired on November 6, 2013.

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