Beto O’Rourke Rallies Beleaguered Virginia Dems (Courthouse News Service)

“With a scandal-plagued governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, Virginia Democrats can use some help these days,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.

In an email to Courthouse News, Farnsworth said Virginia could end up being a boon for both hopeful presidential and local candidates as they both seek to increase visibility ahead of their next election.  

“Expect presidential candidates and Virginia’s two U.S. senators to try to fill the gap, helping Democratic candidates for the legislature build enthusiasm and raise money for this year’s legislative races,” Farnsworth said.  

Beto O’Rourke Rallies Beleaguered Virginia Dems (Courthouse News Service)