By Christian Trejbal
National political parties, pundits and prognosticators will deconstruct the results of Tuesday’s elections for weeks and months. Let them. We have local lessons to learn.
Four years ago, Montgomery County and Radford were splotches of Democratic blue on the electoral maps of Southwest Virginia. This year, they redshifted.
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer based in the New River Valley. You can reach him at email@example.com or 381-1645. Follow him on Twitter at @ctrejbal.