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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Steven Landes
When Terry McAuliffe took the oath of office Saturday, he became the first Virginia governor in almost 50 years to be elected with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, and his political background as a partisan rainmaker who's never before held elected office leaves a host of questions about how he'll manage the diverse and politically volatile state during his single term.
Delegate Steven Landes, Augusta Republican, said Sunday that the issue is one in which Mr. McAuliffe — who has already spoken to every GOP legislator in the General Assembly — might not be able to win over his opponents with his characteristic salesmanship.