After every Presidential election, there is one state that the country focuses on for the off-year cycle: Virginia.
Remember, Virginia is the state that overwhelmingly elected Republican Governor Bob McDonnell a mere year after Barack Obama won the Presidency in 2008. Virginia was the state that showed that the election of President Obama was NOT a referendum on the direction our country was headed, paving the road for the Republican sweeps of 2010.
In 2017, Virginia again stands as the state that will show the direction our country is headed.
This past Sunday, two Democrat candidates for Governor spoke at a forum hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC , a group best known because it was founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.
Historically, Virginia is extremely pro-2nd Amendment. Therein lies the difficulty for Democrat candidates. Exactly how anti-gun can a Democrat candidate be in a state that loves its guns?
One of these Democrat gubernatorial candidates, Tom Perriello, knows firsthand the benefits that can be gained by an NRA endorsement, having earned an NRA endorsement as an incumbent in 2010. Former Congressman Perriello is from rural Virginia, one of the few areas where a pro-gun Democrat is …Read the Rest
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