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Wason: Can Democrat Surge Repeat in an Off-Year Election?

Christopher Newport’s Wason Center for Public Policy has released a November election analysis this morning.  And as Charles Fishburne reports, it suggests the high stakes in Virginia’s Assembly election will preview the 2020 presidential race and turnout is key.

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Charles Fishburne:  State Democrats need two seats in both the House and Senate to take control of the General Assembly.

Rachel Bitecofer:  And so we are seeing competition in districts were didn’t see before.

Wason’s Rachel Bitecofer

Bitecofer:   One example of that would be the Republican Speaker of the House of  Delegates, Kirk Cox. His district I show has moved dramatically in terms of its partisan competition. It moved12 points, so it used to be a very, very safe Republican district.

Fishburne:  Now she says, it is competitive.

Fishburne:  She also says Democrats rode an anti-Trump backlash last election to pick up 15 House seats and want more and the real question is whether that surge will repeat in an off-year election, where turnout will be decisive.    Charles Fishburne, VPM News.

 

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