Trump Helps Paint Virginia Blue (Roanoke Times)

Stephen Farnsworth, University of Mary Washington political scientist, said Kaine’s 16-point victory margin on Nov. 6 “marked the ninth consecutive statewide election in which the Republican Party has come up short: Democrats won all three elections for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general in both 2013 and 2017, as well as the U.S. Senate races of 2012, 2014 and 2018.”

“On balance, Trump’s combative politics and temperament were a profound liability for the Republican candidates trying to win votes in the suburbs,” Farnsworth said.

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