This decade, Democrats such as Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Sen. James Webb and former governor Mark Warner have won statewide races in Virginia, but Republicans still dominated the presidential elections. Sen. Barack Obama is trying to close that gap.
SOURCE: Virginia State Board of Electons | GRAPHIC: Laura Stanton, Karen Yourish and Renée Rigdon - The Washington Post - August 04, 2008
The Battle for Hampton Roads Article | On her first campaign visit to Virginia, Michelle Obama made a case for her husband yesterday in Hampton Roads, a region that in previous years would have been considered safe territory for a Republican with a strong military background.
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