"Since 2004, Prince William has voted for the winning gubernatorial or presidential candidate every time, and by margins that mirror the statewide total," Wilson wrote. "George W. Bush won it with 52.84 percent of the vote, and won statewide with 53.68 percent. The county was off by just 1.7 percent in the 2005 governor’s race, which Democrat Tim Kaine won. In 2009, McDonnell underperformed his statewide total in Prince William by less than one-tenth of one percentage point."
This weekend, The Washington Post visited with voters in Prince William County and found the reaction to the gubernatorial candidates mirrored much of what we're seeing in recent statewide polls: Voters aren't excited about either major party candidate, but they're leaning toward Democrat Terry McAuliffe. That includes resident Sheila Mitchell.
"We will vote, but we will cringe," Mitchell told the paper, referring to discussions with her neighbors. "We're looking at the governor's race, and we're going, 'Yuck! What? Those are the choices?'"
What do you think? Is Prince William County going to tell the tale of this election? Who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments section!