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On the trail: Snapshots of how party strategies are playing out in Virginia

Will African-American voters come to the polls in the numbers Democrats need on Nov. 2? How about young people?

Can Republicans convince voters all Democrats--even longtime incumbents--are mere allies for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? How is the tea party movement's anti-government anger playing in the suburbs of the Federal City?

Over the last few weeks, we traveled around Virginia looking at these questions--key to the outcome of Congressional races nationally--through the prism of the Commonwealth's most competitive races. You can take a look at the results here.

Looking at the black vote in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Talking to young people in the 5th Congressional District.

Testing the power of incumbency in the 9th District.

Evaluating the tea party's sway in the suburbs in the 11th District.

By Rosalind Helderman  | October 25, 2010; 10:13 AM ET
Categories:  !Elections, 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, Keith Fimian, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Tom Perriello  
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