In a year with little political activity, the Virginia gubernatorial race is predicted to be a closely fought battle. The Wall-Street Journal published an article explaining Northern Virginia’s impact on the upcoming gubernatorial election. Northern Virginia, commonly referred to as Nova, has generally been represented by Republicans. Demographic shifts and population growth over the past decade have changed Nova’s political identity. Northern Virginia is an important region to win for both gubernatorial front-runners. For more on this story please read the Wall-Street Journal.