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Virginia legislative elections provide warmup for 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox is a low-key retired school teacher who hasn t faced serious competition since the first President Bush was in office. Now he s a top target of Democrats —both in and out of state— looking to capitalize on voter antipathy toward the current resident of the White House. Attack ads accusing Cox of being a shill for special interests are all over the airwaves in his Richmond-area district. His opponent is raking in cash while trying to paint Cox as a crony of President Donald Trump. Virginia s legislative elections in November have become the marquee warmup for the 2020 election cycle — an early gauge of Democratic enthusiasm and Republican...


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