What Virginia election results mean for governor, 2016 (Washington Post)

Washington Post

Republicans were shocked at the amount the billionaire’s group was putting into Virginia, but the spending did not appear to have made any difference, said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

One Bloomberg-backed candidate won in a Northern Virginia district that has voted reliably Democratic by large margins in past elections while the other Democratic nominee lost in pivotal swing-seat in the Richmond area.

“The Bloomberg money bought a whole lot of nothing,” he said.

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