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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:05 PM

In Virginia, Republicans confront a fearful electoral future

As Virginia election returns rolled in Tuesday night, Republican campaign manager Daniella Propati quickly realized two things: Her candidate for the House of Delegates, GayDonna Vandergriff, would lose, and calling their opponent a “socialist” hadn’t worked.

North Richmond and the tony suburbs of Henrico County had once been a dependable backstop for the GOP, a place where statewide candidates found votes to offset Arlington and Alexandria. But the suburbs have undergone a metamorphosis in recent years — growing more socially liberal, more diverse, less interested in the red meat of the tea party and Donald Trump.

“Republicans — we’ve been running campaigns in Virginia the same way for 20 years,” Propati said. “We need to come together and say, ‘What do we need to do next time?’ ”

That’s a question Republicans around the country are wrestling with after Tuesday’s elections revealed new troubles in suburbs from Memphis to Philadelphia. Nowhere has the problem been more pronounced than in Virginia, where Republicans have been all but wiped from power in the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-virginia-republicans-confront-a-fearful-electoral-future/2019/11/09/2bbdc7aa-026b-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:12 PM

1. What do the (r)epuglicons need to do next time? Grow up, get smart, stop fouling the nest.

Republican campaign manager Daniella Propati said, “Republicans — we’ve been running campaigns in Virginia the same way for 20 years,” Propati said. “We need to come together and say, ‘What do we need to do next time?’ ”

Understand that your type of fear-mongering will eventually lose you voters and elections.

I know it is hard for your types to understand, but really working together for positive change is the best answer.

But if you don't like that, just go away and shrivel up as old tired things usually do.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:14 PM

2. What to do....what to do.....

Embrace the wave sweeping the country left or be drowned by it. Your choice, Daniella.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:28 PM

3. Her candidate's name is GayDonna.

And she's Republican?

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:32 PM

4. How about supporting policies that help average Americans?


I know it sounds crazy.

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