On November 8th, the citizens of both New Jersey and Virginia will go to the polls to pick a new Governor. (Neither incumbent, both of whom are Democrats, is running for re-election.)
Let's look at Virginia first.
The GOP candidate is Jerry Kilgore. He is 44 years old, and was the state's Attorney General until earlier this year.
The Dem candidate is Tim Kaine. He is 47 years old, and is the state's current Lieutenant Governor.
Polls are showing Kilgore with support in the high-40s, while Kaine garners support in the low-40s.
This one looks like a GOP pick-up to me.
Now let's take a peak at New Jersey.
The Dem candidate is Jon Corzine. He is 58 years old, and is currently a member of the US Senate.
The GOP candidate is Doug Forrester. He is 52 years old, and lost a Senate race against Frank Lautenberg back in 2002.
Polls are showing Corzine around 50%, while Forrester is in the high-30s.
Corzine is pretty much a shoo-in, in my opinion. A Democrat hold.