From sister Virginia blog Blue Commonwealth:
Robert Holsworth of Virginia Commonwealth University is an important media voice on things political in Virginia. He is, after Larry Sabato, perhaps the most frequently quoted academic figure on Virginia politics. He also writes a column with his observations. Given all the discussion of the meaning, or lack thereof, of the straw poll at Gerry Connolly’s St. Paddy’s day event, I thought it might be worthwhile to draw people’s attention to the piece. You can of course skip the rest of what I offer and go directly to St. Paddy’s Day in Fairfax: Endorsements and Straw Polls. Or you can follow the link below for some extracts and a bit of great commentary from “Teacherken”, someone who is officially neutral in the race, with a working relationship with all 3 Democratic gubernatorial candidates, and friends committed to each of the three candidates. In any case, at least read what Holsworth has to say at Blue Commonwealth.