The following is from FWIW Virginia. Overall, I like the analysis, but two critiques, one major and one minor: 1) apparently, they missed this story about Del. Tim Hugo (R-HD40)’s campaign playing around with an anti-Semitic trope; 2) the expression, of course, it “toeing the line,” not “towing the line.” Of course, if the way to win a low-turnout, off-odd-year election in Virginia is “all about the base,” as Professor Rachel Bitecofer argues, then maybe Republicans would be smart to go full Trumpian #MAGA lunacy? On the other hand, would that type of messaging also simultaneously help to motivate the Democratic base to turn out on November 5? Tough call. Also, given that most Virginia Republicans actually *are* far-right Trumpster types, they’d be more honest with voters to just let it all hang out there.