Virginia is one of those sneakily important states that doesn’t get enough attention unless something dramatic is going on (example: Cantor’s rebuke). One of the reasons it holds additional merit, is because most of the DC insiders live there.
Virginia is truly unique, because it’s one of those places where the national anxiety between the GOP grassroots and the pontitificting establishment class can be witnessed in the local supermarket. Seeing a key Mitch McConnell staffer in the same vicinity as an easily accessed dozen eggs, is the stuff vulgarian dreams are made of. I digress…
The fight between the professional political class and the ordinary common sense patriots has been happening in Virginia for more than six years now. Some victories and some defeats on both sides as the political war rages on.
Donald Trump has increased his lead in Virginia to 33%. Marco Rubio comes in second with 19%, and John Kasich arrives third with 14%.
The commonwealth, as an aggregate – dispatches Ted Cruz to fourth, with a similar disposition to his lonely office location in the upper chamber of congress. There is a particular grating sensibility that works against Ted Cruz the more you see him.