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What does Virginia's election mean for Md.'s governor?

What does Virginia's election mean for Md.'s governor?

Does the stunning Democratic wave in the Virginia elections portend trouble for Governor Larry Hogan and the Republican Party in Maryland next year?

Let’s take a look.

Elections in Virginia have tended to focus on state and local issues with national trends playing a marginal role. But not this year, as President Donald J. Trump and his agenda were constantly at the forefront of the campaign. Mr. Trump’s oversized presence in the election was sealed when the president weighed in with his controversial comments defending some of the white nationalist protesters who staged an ugly — and ultimately deadly — rally in Charlottesville.

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