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Losing the Virginia’s governor’s race may help to trigger a shift towards the center for the Republican party

Blyth, Samuel (2013) Losing the Virginia’s governor’s race may help to trigger a shift towards the center for the Republican party. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On the 5th of November, Virginia goes to the polls to elect a new governor. Victory now seems almost certain for the Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, who holds a significant polling lead over his Republican rival, Ken Cuccinelli. Samuel Blyth argues that this likely election outcome, in what had previously been a state with Republican leanings, illustrates the importance of the demographic changes currently underway in America that are likely to leave the Republican party increasingly out of touch with mainstream voters. A heavy defeat for Cuccinelli may be enough of a wakeup call for the GOP for it to begin a move back towards the political centre.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 13:23
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58280

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