Swing state Virginia getting lots of last-minute attention (Washington Post)

Washington Post

Virginia’s diverse electorate — including rural tea party supporters, urban African-American voters, coal miners in Southwest Virginia and wealthy liberals in the Washington, D.C., suburbs — make it a worthwhile destination for time-strapped candidates in both parties, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Farnsworth said that kind of diversity also makes a Virginia win special.

“Virginia is America in miniature,” he said. “A win here means more than a win in a lot of other states.”

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