Virginia, which has two Dem senators, but a GOP governor and 8 congresspersons (the state has 11 seats in all), has been hit hard by federal government budget cuts...
Virginia’s median household income fell more than 2 percent last year, the most significant drop in the country at a time when most states saw their incomes go flat, according to Census Bureau figures.If the citizens of Virginia understood their vulnerability in clear and direct terms, they would immediately seek deep cuts in the number of Republicans in the House.
...The federal government spends about $17,000 in Virginia for every resident in the state, one of the highest per capita levels in the country and almost double the national average. About one in 10 state workers is employed by the federal government.
“Virginia is very vulnerable to cuts in federal spending because roughly a third of its economy is tied to the federal government,” said Stephen Fuller, who is director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University.