In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key (Washington Post)

Washington PostThis year, though, the top of the ticket is decidedly lower key. The contest between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie lacks the animosity that colored last year’s governor’s race. And because polls suggest the race isn’t close, national groups have shown little interest.

“It really is an amazing contrast to a year ago,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

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