I hope and pray Virginia does not go the way of Colorado. That was on the short list of states I wanted to move to one day, but now I'm not so sure.
I don't think that is going to happen at all. The only reason we have McAuliffe as a governor elect is because the radical right wing of the Republican party hijacked the party and changed the nominating rules so they could get their extreme candidate nominated. If they had not changed the nominating rules and had a primary, the other potential candidate would have won and taken the governorship in a walk. The national Republican party was also part of the cause of the loss. The shutdown impacted a large number of government workers and military who live in Virginia.