The Mining Vote Will Probably Not Be a Big Factor in Virgina's Gubernatorial Race

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Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:20

A NYT story on how demographic change seems to be helping Democrats in Virginia noted as an offsetting factor that mining areas are increasingly Republican. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Virginia has 10.700 people employed in mining and logging. This is less than 0.3 percent of the state's labor force. It is unlikely that this group will have much impact on the outcome of 2013 election.