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Ralph Northam

  1. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  2. Virginia Democrat Wins Crucial Race by a Single VoteRemember this the next time you consider writing in Oprah.
  3. Clerical Error Puts Virginia’s House of Delegates in LimboRepublicans could still lose control or be forced into a power-sharing agreement.
  4. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  5. One Year After Trump’s Victory, the Democrats Aren’t in DisarrayThe first 12 months of the Trump presidency have been better for Democrats than most would have ever imagined.
  6. Why Northam’s Win in Virginia Was So ImpressiveHe didn’t just eke out a victory, he improved on Clinton’s numbers in the state — and that’s very promising for Democrats.
  7. Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor’s RaceTrump made an ill-advised attempt to distance himself from loser Ed Gillespie.
  8. What’s Up With Those Wild Polls in Virginia?Non-presidential polling is always tougher.
  9. It’s All About Turnout: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Rev Up Their BasesIn a contest with huge implications for 2018, it’s coming down the stretch to a battle of turnout operations.
  10. There’s a Lot at Stake in the VA Governor’s Race — and Democrats Are WorriedPolls are now very tight in a nasty culture-war campaign. If Republican Ed Gillespie wins, look out in 2018.
  11. Northam Now Saying He’d Ban Sanctuary Cities — If There Were Any in VirginiaOne of Ed Gillespie’s attack lines accuses his opponent of favoring sanctuary cities. It seems to have drawn blood.
  12. Will the Obama Coalition Turn Out in 2018? Virginia Might Offer Some CluesNon-presidential election falloff in the base is a long-standing problem for Democrats that they haven’t clearly solved.
  13. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  14. Democrats Panicking Over Virginia Show Signs of Post-Trump Stress DisorderEvery indicator shows Northam poised to win the Virginia governor’s race. But so did the indicators for Hillary Clinton, which has Democrats spooked.
  15. Trump Tweets His Way Into the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe same day a new poll shows the Democratic candidate taking a big lead.
  16. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  17. Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic PrimaryThe Virginia Democratic Establishment candidate for governor won on the strength of a solid performance among African-Americans and key swing regions.
  18. Terry McAuliffe Is Thinking of Running for PresidentReally?
  19. Tomorrow’s Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Too Close to CallKeep an eye on what African-American voters and D.C. suburbanites do.
  20. The Democratic Primary in the Virginia Governor Race Is Getting Very InterestingThe winner will be general-election favorite. Some observers see a distinct Bernie versus Hillary flavor to it.
  21. Virginia Governor’s Race Is Good Test for Post-Trump Election StrategyIt’s early yet, and both parties have gubernatorial primaries, but Virginia’s likely to join New Jersey in showing an anti-Trump off-year backlash.
  22. Will Virginia Democrats Make the Gubernatorial Race a Referendum on Trump?One candidate is focusing on state issues while the other is linking his campaign to anti-Trump protests.
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