Who wins the 7th District may depend on Chesterfield’s suburbs (Chesterfield Observer)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, says Chesterfield offers a prime example of how Republican politics are playing out in the increasingly blue suburbs outside of cities.

“Historically, Chesterfield was one of the big Republican banks of votes in the state, and Republicans can’t really do well in statewide elections without good numbers in Chesterfield,” Farnsworth explains.

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