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What do the candidates for governor think of the Confederate monuments?

A large flashpoint recently has been the debate over monuments to the Confederacy in public spaces. One of the most flamboyant voices in this debate was Corey Stewart before he came in second place in the Republican primary. Now he has been replaced by Ed Gillespie, a more establishment candidate. Still, the ever-present debate over… Continue reading What do the candidates for governor think of the Confederate monuments?

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What ideologies do the gubernatorial candidates have?

As I noted in the previous blog post, this past gubernatorial election was a victory for the establishment wings of the Democratic and Republican parties. Democrat nominee Ralph Northam and his GOP counterpart Ed Gillespie are both closer to the ideological center than the more populist wings of their parties would like. However, there is… Continue reading What ideologies do the gubernatorial candidates have?

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Who voted in the Virginia primary election?

With the latest primary election in the country come and gone, it is a good time to look back and reflect on who voted in this election for governor. How many from each political party voted? What percentage of the electorate voted? These questions and more can give us important answers about the political participation… Continue reading Who voted in the Virginia primary election?

Politics · school

Meet the candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race!

Note: This is a repost of a Medium post for my COMM 410 class at Longwood University. I’m posting it here for convenience. The other three posts for the class will be here, as well, under the COMM 410 tag. I have used higher resolution pictures of the candidates. Archives of the original are here, here,… Continue reading Meet the candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race!