RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- The makeup of Virginia's General Assembly remained virtually unchanged following an election that set spending records.
Republicans were able to hold off Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe Tuesday and keep control of the state Senate.
Political analysts say Republicans' victory will make it almost impossible for McAuliffe to achieve any significant legislative legacy in his remaining two years in office.
But the analysts said Tuesday's results don't necessarily mean Republicans gained any kind of advantage in the 2016 presidential election, when higher turnout is expected in swing-state Virginia.
Tuesday's elections also showed the limits of heavy spending on a single issue. Michael Bloomberg's gun control group did not appear to make much of a difference despite spending more than $2 million on two key Senate races.