Sunday, May 18, 2003

Sabato says in Virginia "politics has gotten a lot nastier"

The Virginia professor whose motto is "politics is a good thing" says the level of discourse has deteriorated in Virginia as elsewhere, in this update on the highly-charged primary campaigns of Paul Jost v. Thomas Norment and others in Eastern Virginia. In one Republican primary fight, one of the candidates is accusing the other of "consorting with known Democrats."

A second article in the Daily Press explains how the Jost/Norment conflict has its origins in Senator Norment's opposition to the implementation of former Governor Gilmore's beloved car tax repeal plan.

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