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Dem Voters Speak Out in NoVa

Voters go tothe polls in Virginia. (Reuters.)

By Nick Anderson
Post reporters are finding some strong opinions among the divided Democratic electorate in Virginia.

In Loudoun County, one couple told Jonathan Mummolo why they voted for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Scott Sammler Michael, 45, a minister, said that he had been a fan of former North Carolina senator John Edwards but that Obama won him over. "I'm really excited about how much hope he seems to inspire in people."

Of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), he said he's wary of having a chain of Bushes and Clintons in the White House for more than 20 years. "I don't like the dynastic thing," he said.

Anya Sammler Michael, 31, described herself as an independent-leaning Democrat who voted for Obama "with a nod to racial justice. I appreciated the fact there's a chance we may be electing a president who is not white." The couple are white.

Continue reading at Virginia Politics »

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 12, 2008; 12:12 PM ET
Categories:  Primaries , The Democrats  
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