5 Thoughts On the Curiously High Profile Elections Last Night 5. I'll bet The Boss was mad about "Born to Run" being used as a victory song by the Republican governor-elect, Chris Christie. 4. At least Corzine, the current governor of New Jersey, used his own money. I respect that. 3. Don't be fooled: The Democrats and President Obama are justly alarmed by the VA governor's race and others (which they lost). This state had been trending toward them in national elections for several cycles. 2. Newly elected House representative Bill Owens (D-NY) will not be able to hold this seat in 2010. 1. This portends a 1994-like shift in the House of Representatives in 2010.