Mark Warner | Virginia

A Cell-Phone King's Fine Reception

The man who was the biggest factor in the closely watched Virginia Governor's race last week wasn't even on the ballot. And that's why Democrats are starting to think that outgoing Virginia Governor Mark Warner may finally have figured out what it will take for their party to start winning in the South again. All sides agreed the morning after the election that what carried Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine to victory--in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for President since L.B.J.--was Warner's popularity. Part of it is style: Warner won narrowly in 2001 by courting gun owners and working...

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