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Democratic Strongholds in Northern Virginia See Big Increases in Early Voting (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond Times-Dispatch"The early voting gap between Democratic- and Republican-leaning areas of the state suggests that Republicans might be wise to increase their voter contacts in the next several weeks," said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.

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Political Money Trail: From Big Donors’ Wallets To Field Operations (NPR)


OVERBY: LuAnn Bennett is challenging Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in Loudon’s 10th District.

STEPHEN FARNSWORTH: The 10th District is a place where money has double value.

OVERBY: Stephen Farnsworth is a political scientist at Virginia’s University of Mary Washington.

FARNSWORTH: You’re working for a congressional district, Democratic or Republican, and you’re working a presidential candidate in the swingiest area of one of the swingiest states in the country.

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New Virginia poll finds Clinton’s lead shrinking (CNN)

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The survey from the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies found Clinton with 40% support among likely voters in the commonwealth, while Trump trailed with 37%, within the poll’s margin of error. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson garnered 8%, comparable to where he has been polling nationally. Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin has 3% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein has 1%.

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