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Tuesday's Election Could Turn Clinton, Christie Into Presidential Nominees

COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur) --  Although Virginia and New Jersey are electing governors today, the contests are also about the 2016 presidential election.

In New Jersey, it's not just about how many votes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins,
it's about who casted those votes.

The Republican incumbent is polling well -- not just in his own party, but also among independents and even Democrats.

Those same polls also show Christie doing very well with female voters. This could spell trouble for Christie's possible 2016 presidential opponent - Hillary Clinton. She, again, is expected to garner strong support from female voters.

Just like the New Jersey election, the 2013 contest in Virginia is also about 2016.

Hillary Clinton (and her husband, Bill) has campaigned there for the Democratic candidate,
Terry McAuliffe.

But if you listened to Hillary Clinton endorse McAuliffe in Virginia recently, you could easily hear her trying out her own 2016 campaign pitch.

At this time, neither Clinton nor Christie is their party's 2016 presidential nominee. But depending on what happens Tuesday in Virginia and New Jersey, they very well
could be.

 
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