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  •  Unfortunately, yes. (1+ / 0-)
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    Especially given how well Republicans still do most of the time (2006, 07, and 08 excepted) in the more outlying parts of NoVA that are where the real has been the last decade, and how much redshifting has been going on in some of the more rural parts of the state.

    Still, 8-3 could be something of a dummymander by the end of the decade.

    Those outer suburbs are diversifying. It was the case for a while that Democrats couldn't win anything in northern Virginia that wasn't either inside the Beltway or in Reston. And that's clearly no longer the case. With the population shifting, someone's being asked to grab a more significant chunk of Northern Virginia than he has now, even moreso if you send the 10th out into more rural areas in search of more reliable Republicans.

    I wouldn't expect to see 6 Democrats out of 11 again anytime soon, but it's not hard to imagine seeing a Democrat from the Tidewater (who isn't Bobby Scott) or VA-01 turning blue thanks to growth in the northern part of the district.  


    Stuck Between Stations : Thoughts from a bottomless pool of useless information.

    by Answer Guy on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 08:19:32 AM PST

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