Seismic Shifts in Virginia Politics

Seismic Shifts in Virginia Politics

On Tuesday night, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) became the first House Majority Leader in modern history to lose a primary...

On Tuesday night, Republican Congressman Eric Cantor became the first House Majority Leader to lose a primary. Earlier this week, a surprise resignation by a State Senate Democrat tilted power to Republicans in Richmond, and dealt a major blow to Governor Terry McAuliffe's plan to expand Medicaid. We explore political intrigue in the Commonwealth, and how it could impact national debates.

Guests

Quentin Kidd

Professor of Political Science and Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy, Christopher Newport University

Michael Pope

Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU 88.5; political reporter, Connection Newspapers; Author, "Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C." (The History Press)

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