November 2, 2009
Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, speaks to a crowd Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 in Williamsburg, Va. during a campaign swing through the area. (AP Photo/The Daily Press, Rob Ostermaier) **MAGS OUT, NO SALES, INTERNET OUT, TV OUT**
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WASHINGTON -- Most Americans won't vote Tuesday.Still, a handful of elections in a few states will give hints about this country's state of mind, provide lessons for both Republicans and Democrats, and shed light on answers to a few important questions a year before pivotal 2010 midterm contests.