Peter Shinn Op-ed piece in the Daily Caller


Even in the landslide of 2009, when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli crushed their opponents statewide by almost 20 points, Northern Virginia went Democratic. In years more favorable to Democrats, “NOVA,” as it is often nicknamed, has singlehandedly reversed the results achieved across the rest of the state.

Northern Virginia — specifically Fairfax County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Fairfax, and Prince William County — has, over the last decade, increasingly been the “tail that wags the dog” in reducing, upsetting, or overturning political outcomes in otherwise “red” Virginia. This is particularly true on social issues such as the sanctity of life and the preservation of marriage.

Click here to read the entire article at the Daily Caller
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