Beto O’Rourke discusses racism, Social Security, LGBTQ rights during lunchtime stop in Dumfries (Prince William Times)

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said it’s a good time for O’Rourke or any Democratic 2020 hopeful to drum up energy and attention for Virginia Democrats since the party’s elected leaders – Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring – have been sidelined by scandals. Link to report