McEachin hoping GOP will come to the table, but no talks yet
Here is my full interview with Virginia State Sen. Donald McEachin on NBC12 First at 4:
Key point of information, no behind-the-scenes deal between Republicans and Democrats appears to be in the works:
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Nobles: Are you talking though? We see the press releases going back and forth from both sides that are out in the public, but are there actually any negotiations actually taking place that could get us to that position?
McEachin: Not yet. Now in fairness, everybody is out of town and sort of coming back to Richmond right now. But we said back in December at the Senate Finance Retreat that we would meet with the Republicans, any time, any place. To discuss this very important issue of power sharing.
Context: Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett offers a reason why both sides should be interested in settling this dispute together on Not Larry Sabato.