VA-Gov: The Daily Beast, “This Mini-Trump Doesn’t Want to Be Seen With the Real Thing” (Daily Kos)

“This is the latest in a whole series of efforts to weaponize school district policies by conservatives to gain political advantage,” says Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media at the University of Mary Washington. In a super-polarized electorate with few voters who haven’t made up their minds, “It’s a rile-up-the-base strategy,” he says.