McAuliffe emerges from Charlottesville crisis as a counterbalance to Trump (Washington Post)

Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political scientist, said Charlottesville gave McAuliffe “a national exposure that he would not have obtained if it had not been the focus of the country for a week. . . . Governor McAuliffe clearly looked more like a leader than President Trump did in the wake of this incident.”

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