Virginia: In Virginia, Large Voting Blocs for McCain and for Obama

2008, 2008 Presidential Campaign, Virginia

The New York Times has an article and map graphic outlining the challenges and strengths of the McCain and Obama campaigns in Virginia.

No Democratic presidential candidate has won Virginia since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and Republican Party leaders say the selection of Ms. Palin has improved Mr. McCain’s chances of carrying the state. Even so, advances by Democrats over the last few years, including the elections of two successive governors and a United States senator, and demographic shifts favoring Democrats have led both parties to agree that the state is up for grabs in November.