A state of change

It's been 12 years since Virginia elected a Republican to the governor's mansion, and in that time the state has undergone dramatic demographic changes. Virginia is more populous, more diverse and more educated. The gap between rich and poor has grown and Northern Virginia has become more dominant. The shifts have created a new Virginia winnable by the party that can best address its issues.
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SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau; National Center for Health Statistics; Virginia Employment Commission; Virginia State Board of Elections; The George Mason University School of Public Policy's Center for Regional Analysis
GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Rosalind S. Helderman, Brenna Maloney, Mary Kate Cannistra and Cristina Rivero

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