Washington Post: Campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia

Washington Post7 seek Republican nomination for Virginia lieutenant governor ahead of May convention
(By Ben Pershing, The Washington Post, April 15, 2013)

“Take seven candidates and add thousands of activists, multiple ballots and convoluted voting rules. Subtract the usual campaign factors such as statewide ads and reliable polls. That’s this year’s Republican race for lieutenant governor in Virginia….”

“Normally Virginia’s lieutenant governor” post is a “one-way ticket to oblivion,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “This election cycle, the lieutenant-governor race is likely to be vital to the future direction of the commonwealth. The lieutenant governor breaks the ties for most legislation in the Senate, and senators do not face the voters for two years.”

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