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Virginia education department proposes major changes to social studies standards (Washington Post)

“This effort to revive social studies content is the latest in a series of efforts by the governor to shape education along the lines of his preferences,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “The governor may be walking into a fight with educators, but that can’t possibly be a surprise to him at this point.”

Virginia education department proposes major changes to social studies standards (Washington Post)

Midterm Election Results (CTV News Canada)

"We will probably have a better answer by tomorrow morning. There are a significant number of votes somewhere in the range of 22,000 plus in Nevada that still need to be counted, and that is a very close race. That may create the 50th Democratic seat for the Democrat incumbent there, and the votes that have not been counted are from the Las Vegas area which is one of the more Democratic areas of the state, " said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.

Midterm Election Results (CTV News Canada)

Youngkin likely spent political capital with campaigning, analysts say (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Some of that capital could come from his own GOP, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “Virginia Republicans have to ask themselves: ‘What if the governor spent less time out of state and more time in the state?’” Farnsworth said. “More time in-state could have affected the 7th, less time in South Dakota would not affect that result.”

Youngkin likely spent political capital with campaigning, analysts say (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

What Democrats & Republicans are saying about the results of 3 key Va. congressional races (WJLA-TV)

"The three competitive congressional races in Virginia more or less unfolded as people expected," said Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. "The two Northern Virginia districts were more democratic in their design than the 2nd District in Hampton Roads, and the Republicans picked up one. It wasn't a red wave, not in Virginia, not nationally. But even an incremental change in a 50/50 country can split the balance of power."

What Democrats & Republicans are saying about the results of 3 key Va. congressional races (WJLA)