Edwards vows to stay on (Cardinal News)

Attempts at luring moderate lawmakers into serving in a new administration of the opposite party in order to tip the power balance in the state legislature isn’t uncommon, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “Anytime there is a one or two seat margin in the legislature, a new governor thinks about possible ways to take control of that chamber that is oh so close,” Farnsworth said.