Mic: How did progressives nearly sweep a bellwether Virginia county — and what does it mean for 2018?


The plotting for Tuesday’s Democratic sweep began earlier in 2017. The thinking went that if Democrats could win in Prince William County, not only during presidential races but in off-year elections, they may find a formula for victory in other counties that straddle the rural/urban divide.
Other organizations, including groups specific to Virginia, supported these candidates and others statewide. The Progressive Turnout Project invested $600,000 in Virginia; BlackPAC spent more than $1.1 million on driving up turnout.

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