General-AssemblyA veteran Richmond political observer says State Senate Republicans went ahead with Monday’s controversial redistricting vote when it became clear other ways to gain the needed support would fail. And former long-time Virginia Commonwealth University Political Science Professor Bob Holsworth questions whether the vote could have completely blindsided Governor McDonnell. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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Bob Holsworth is now a Managing Partner of Richmond-based DecideSmart.