Will incumbents get a pass?
by Michael Sluss
Little went right for Virginia Democrats in the 2011 General Assembly elections. The party lost control of the state Senate and its membership shrank to 32 seats in the House of Delegates.
Republican candidates made a clean sweep of House seats in the New River Valley, helped by a redistricting plan that was surgically drawn to fortify the GOP’s already solid majority.
Sluss is a member of The Roanoke Times editorial board.