New map creates political opportunities

August 11, 2016

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Politics sometimes resembles dominoes. An open seat here creates an open seat there — and perhaps over there. When the federal courts threw out Virginia’s congressional redistricting it opened a seat in the House of Representatives. The campaign to fill the 4th District likely will open a seat in the state Senate — the new senator probably then will cause a special election for the House of Delegates.