A Case Of The ‘Purples’?

JMU Influence May Be Helping To Reshape Harrisonburg’s Politics

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Posted: November 8, 2012

Democratic incumbent Kai Degner was Tuesday’s top City Council vote-getter in increasingly “blue” Harrisonburg. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Democratic Mayor Richard Baugh greets voters outside Keister Elementary School on Election Day.
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s purple and gold seems to have bled into city politics.

Harrisonburg’s electorate, which for years had been solidly Republican red, has been inching...


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