What an exciting couple days in Virginia politics! Yesterday, we finally had an end to the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, when George Allen conceded defeat to Jim Webb and the Virginia race helped to deliver the Senate to Democratic Party control. Initial reports indicate that Virginians turned out in high numbers and that turnout among all young Americans increased by 24%, the highest rate in 20 years. Do you think the close Senate race and the high turnout will convince more young citizens of the importance of their vote?
As the dust settles from the election, our newly-elected representatives will govern based on what they believe voters care about most deeply. As they form their agenda for the coming year, what do you think is the most important issue for national leaders to address? A new direction in Iraq? Less corruption in government? An end to deficit spending? Or maybe, reform on the issues of immigration, health care, education, or social security? What do you think your vote should tell our political leaders?