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How the Hangover from Trump’s Presidency Is Shaping Democratic Primaries (Mother Jones)

There’s a straightforward explanation for Democrats’ increased interest in running for state office. “With a majority in Richmond, a lot of Democrats are inclined to think the office is worth having,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington and an expert in Virginia politics.

How the Hangover from Trump’s Presidency Is Shaping Democratic Primaries (Mother Jones)

Last-minute campaigning underway as Virginia Democrats prepare to pick statewide nominees Tuesday (Washington Post)

But Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, said he doubts intraparty conflict will last once nominees are selected.

“President Trump has been the most effective glue holding Virginia Democrats together for years, and his efforts to stay a central part of the conversation as a former president creates an environment where that glue will hold together any fractures within the party,” he said.

Last-minute campaigning underway as Virginia Democrats prepare to pick statewide nominees Tuesday (Washington Post)