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April 18, 2018
Virginians Want a Medicaid Expansion. Will the Legislature Deliver?
In every legislative district in the state, voters want to see expanded coverage.
March 22, 2018
The 7,383-Seat Strategy
Taking inspiration from Virginia, Democrats are finally running to win in the states. But will the party make room for a different kind of candidate?
December 20, 2017
Yes! Virginia! Every Vote Really Does Count
High turnout and outside groups helped Shelly Simonds win by one vote in a recount that ended GOP control of the statehouse.
December 1, 2017
Democrats Don’t Need Trump Supporters to Win Elections
The 2017 elections made clear that the Obama coalition is the majority.
November 15, 2017
Democrats Will Need More Than Resistance to Govern
And that means running candidates who do more than oppose Trump.
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November 8, 2017
The NRA Took a Big Swing in Virginia and Missed
Are the politics of gun control finally shifting?
November 8, 2017
Here’s Why Democrats Won Big in Virginia
Twice as many Democrats contested GOP state House seats as in 2013—and they helped push other candidates to victory.
November 7, 2017
Pandering to Racists Won’t Get Democrats Anywhere
There really isn’t a political center on key questions of race.
October 27, 2017
Meet the Black Woman Candidate Who’ll Talk to Men in Confederate-Flag T-Shirts
In Virginia, Jennifer Carroll Foy is making an audacious run for the House of Delegates.
October 23, 2017
The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race
If Ralph Northam’s campaign is any indication, Democrats have learned the wrong lesson from 2016.