We look at the significance of the Nov. 2nd vote—an election that some predict will result in Republican domination of Virginia politics. Why is politics in the Old Dominion described as conservative? Political scientist Bob Roberts (James Madison University) posits some theories and looks at the future of campaign finance reform in the commonwealth. Political scientist Quentin Kidd (Christopher Newport University) examines political apathy among the young.
Also featured: Virginia’s transportation needs have fueled political debate recently. Gary Johnson (Virginia Commonwealth University), former director of the Commission on Transportation in the 21st Century, says more roads may not solve congestion problems.
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