Virginia’s Most Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Might Lose His Seat to State’s First Openly Transgender Candidate (Mother Jones)

Given the district’s political history, argues Stephen Farnsworth, an expert on Virginia politics and a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, it will be incredibly hard to predict how exactly this contest will play out.

“[Marshall has] had a number of Democratic challengers over the year and has managed to win despite having a target on his back election cycle after election cycle,” he told Mother Jones. But, Farnsworth says, emphasizing constituent service issues rather that focusing on national social agenda items would be the best way to beat Marshall. And, he says, “that seems to be the strategy that the Democratic nominee has been emphasizing.”

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