Nov. 10, 2018
The “winds of change” are blowing these days – literally, it feels like this morning! haha – in politics, mostly in the “blue” direction thank goodness. Here in Virginia, as I pointed out in a series of post-election posts (see here, here, here for instance), Tim Kaine and other Dems on the ballot did particularly well in “blue” and “trending blue” counties like Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, etc. on Tuesday. And Republicans on the ballot next year, whether for local office or for the General Assembly, are in deep, deep trouble.
Speaking of Fairfax County, we now have a VERY strong Democratic candidate, Rep. Gerry Connolly’s long-time Chief of Staff James Walkinshaw, announcing this morning (see below) to take on one of the two remaining Republicans on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. That would be John Cook, who represents the Braddock District, which Tim Kaine carried by a greater than 2:1 margin on Tuesday!