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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:55 AM


Dems Hope to Turn VA's Red Statehouse Blue; Targeting 17 Seats to 'flip' in November

The 2018 national midterm elections are considered ‘the first contest of the Trump Era.’ But some say it really begins now with Virginia’s vote in a few weeks. Republicans have long controlled the House of Delegates. But Democrats are hoping to ‘flip’ districts that went for Hilary Clinton in 2016. Robbie Harris has this report from one of them, --- the 12th---- in southwest Virginia.

Tom Perriello: “This the first statewide election in the entire Trump era and the entire country is actually looking to see what happens here.”

That’s former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello of Charlottesville stumping for Democratic House of Delegates hopeful Chris Hurst in Blacksburg.

Christ Hurst: “( to support the) More than 50 candidates who are Democrats running for the house, like me, are able to be successful and we flip the house this year and get a Democratic Majority in Richmond.”.

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