CNN Highlights Unified Ashburn after Divided Election

A who’s who of local residents and representatives were quizzed about the country’s political divide, Ashburn’s shifting political demographic and the common goals that exist.

A story by CNN report Moni Basu focuses on the Ashburn as one of the hot spots in a divided country. Ashburn has voted for Democrats and Republicans in recent elections, including on person those interviewed for the story. Basu focused on the unified goals she found shared here, despite differing views on how to get there.

From Dr. Michael Oberschneider, who readers may know from his Ask Dr. Mike column on Patch, to Ashburn Supervisor Ralph Buona and his appointed planning commissioner Robert Klancher to Supervisor Shawn Williams’ aide Caleb Weitz and Republican 10th Congressional District Chairman John Whitbeck, Basu spoke with a range of Ashburn residents, many of whom are Republicans. While Loudoun, and Ashburn, voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, the county elected an all Republican board of supervisors and a mostly GOP delegation to the Virginia General Assembly in 2011.

Check out Basu's story on CNN and read what our Ashburn neighbors had to say.


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