Republican candidate’s vaccination status becomes a target in Virginia lieutenant governor’s race (Washington Post)

Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said the Democrats are smart to focus on vaccinations in a state where nearly 61 percent of the population has been fully immunized as of Thursday. “There are many, many Virginians who have tried to keep themselves, their communities and their families safe by getting vaccinated and following safety protocols,” Farnsworth said. “Those voters are a much bigger bloc than the vaccine resisters or the vaccine deniers.”