How Radford University Students Helped Elect Chris Hurst | Virginia 12th | NowThis

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Their university was the site of a violent, hate-fueled Trump rally. Thanks to the work of these student activists, it became the heart of an historic election that defied the odds. Watch Virginia 12th, a NowThis film premiering online 10/30.
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Following a traumatic personal loss that made national headlines, local TV news anchor Chris Hurst quit journalism to run for political office. In the first wave of elections following a polarizing US presidential race, Hurst worked to rally support from a divided community to serve as delegate for Virginia’s 12th House District. ‘Virginia 12th’ follows the entire road to Hurst’s candidacy and the young people who rallied around him in the months leading up to Election Day 2017. It’s a story about the journey to victory and how a 31-year-old journalist unseated an NRA-backed career politician in one of the greatest upsets in recent political history.

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