One year after Donald Trump was elected president, Virginia Democrats held onto the state’s governor’s seat with Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam besting Republican Ed Gillespie. The win was a landmark victory for Democrats in a statewide referendum against President Trump. The party also succeeded in the lieutenant governor, attorney general races, and managed to overturn several long-held GOP delegate seats. Kojo analyzes key moments out of this year’s race and takeaways from local contests that caught the attention of the entire country.

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  • Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers; @tomsherwood
  • Rachel Bitecofer Professor, Christopher Newport University; Assistant Director, Wason Center for Politics and Public Policy; Author, "The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election." @RachelBitecofer
  • Brakkton Booker Reporter, NPR, WAMU 88.5 @brakktonbooker
  • Sarah McCammon Reporter, NPR @sarahmccammon

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