A changing Virginia – and an unchanging Republican Party (Opinion Column, Free Lance-Star)

By Stephen Farnsworth and Stephen Hanna

There’s an old saying that there is not much one can learn from the second kick of a mule. In Virginia’s 2018 Senate race, the Commonwealth’s voters provided the Republican Party of Virginia with its ninth mule kick in a row.

U.S. Senator Tim’s Kaine’s 14-point victory margin on November 6 marked the ninth consecutive statewide election where the Republican Party has come up short: Democrats won all three elections for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general in both 2013 and 2017 as well as the US Senate races of 2012, 2014 and 2018.

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