Does Virginia now tilt toward Democrats?

November 6, 2013

Three of the last four governors of Virginia have been Democrats. Both U.S. senators from the Commonwealth are Democrats. President Obama carried the state in 2008 and 2012.

There's a case then to be made that Virginia has moved from the swing state that we saw it become in 2008 to one where Democrats start with a slight advantage in a statewide race. The next trust test for Virginia's true political nature? The 2016 presidential election, when it will be a major target for both parties again.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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