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Redistricting pushed the June primaries to August.

But State Republican spokesman Garren Shipley and Democratic Party director David Mills were asked if voters will have enough time to get to know new candidates.

Shipley says it will be tight, and while redistricting did slow candidate recruitment, they now have momentum --- and perhaps enough to take the state Senate.

"The absolute minimum goal for the Senate is 21,” says Shipley. “We think we can do better than that. We have a lot of opportunities, but it's going to take work.”

Mills says some counted the democrats out after last year's elections, but their candidates will prove the need for the party’s fundamentals. He says funding will come from all quarters.

"The help we're going to get from the Sen. Warners and the Gov. Kaines of the world -- I feel very very good about it," Mills says.

Both parties are running campaigns assuming that the Justice Department will clear the new maps.

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