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In The Political Trenches: Virginians Go To The Polls

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Rep. Gerry Connolly takes the mic at the election night party for Fairfax Democrats.
Jonathan Wilson
Rep. Gerry Connolly takes the mic at the election night party for Fairfax Democrats.

Virginia has been the site of intense politicking this week, as voters cast their ballots in General Assembly races. Jonathan Wilson explores what the results mean for the balance of power in Richmond and what, if anything, they tell us about how Northern Virginia will vote in 2012.

[Music: "Too Close For Comfort" by Frank Sinatra from Come Dance With Me!]

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