Virginia Is A Key State Now – And In November03:20
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Virginia voters cast their Super Tuesday primary day ballots March 1, 2016, at Colin Powell Elementary School, in Centreville, Virginia. Voters in a dozen states will take part in "Super Tuesday" -- a series of primaries and caucuses in states ranging from Alaska to Virginia, with Virginia the first to open its polling stations at 6:00 am. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Virginia voters cast their Super Tuesday primary day ballots March 1, 2016, at Colin Powell Elementary School, in Centreville, Virginia. Voters in a dozen states will take part in "Super Tuesday" -- a series of primaries and caucuses in states ranging from Alaska to Virginia, with Virginia the first to open its polling stations at 6:00 am. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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One of the country's closely watched primary contests today is in Virginia, a state some analysts are calling Marco Rubio's best chance for a Super Tuesday victory over Donald Trump. It also is predicted to be a key swing state for the November general election.

Virginia is complicated for candidates who are trying to appeal to both urban and rural regions. The state also has the second-highest number of active military personnel in the country.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Michael Pope, a reporter from Here & Now contributor WAMU, about Virginia's role in 2016.

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This segment aired on March 1, 2016.

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