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Topic - Mark J. Rozell
"It's a big loss for Northern Virginia," said Mark J. Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University. "These are two members [with] institutional memory, connections to Capitol Hill, seniority on appropriations — all of these were used by these two members to benefit Northern Virginia, and it's going to be hard to replace."
"Public opinion trends on these issues may have emboldened liberal governors to push certain issues more strongly in the current climate," said Mark J. Rozell, a political-science professor at George Mason University. "In so doing they can burnish their credentials nationally with the liberal wing of the party, which of course is so hugely influential in the presidential nominating process."