Washington Post: Defining “Real Virginians”

Washington PostCuccinelli campaign is trying to portray McAuliffe as Virginia outsider
By Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, May 28, 2013

“….In a contentious campaign five months before the election, Republicans are questioning [Terry] McAuliffe’s connection to the state even as seismic demographic shifts have made defining an authentic Virginian a near-herculean task…..”

“’A case could be made that an authentic Virginian these days is someone born outside of Virginia,’ said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. ‘Different parts of the state would have different ideas about what is authentic.’”

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