He scored a political upset that shocked Washington. But is it Rep. Dave Brat’s turn for a shock? (Washington Post)

Even with redistricting in 2016, the region Brat represents remains largely conservative, with the chief credential many voters require is that “you’ve got an ‘R’ after your name,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor. “For Brat to be defeated, a lot of things would have to break the Democrats’ way.”

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