NBC News published a piece  detailing how the Democratic Party, the DNC and the Democratic Governor’s Association are investing heavily in the purple state of Virginia. The Virginia gubernatorial race pits GOP nominee Ed Gillespie against Democrat Ralph Northam.
In their piece, NBC News reported the following:
- DNC took an unusual position in investing money into a governor’s race
- Democrats view the Virginian race as a referendum on Trump and a predictor of the 2018 midterm elections
- The party is unenthusiastic about Northam, their party’s candidate
- The division between pro-Bernie Sanders and pro-Hillary Clinton supporters in the party has led to disunity