ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA) - All week long, we've had a news crew criss-crossing the state of Virginia, taking the pulse of voters in the key battlegrounds. Our Battleground Virginia coverage wraps up close to home, in Loudoun County.
Loudoun County is the wealthiest in the nation in terms of median household income. Political scientists say the candidate who wins a critical vote here, and in similar battlegrounds, wins the election. And that is the so-called Panera Mom.
The Panera Mom is educated, has children and is worried about the economy. And you can find her across Northern Virginia.
"I think a lot of women are looking for humanitarian issues, and abortion rights and things like that, but I personally am looking for more business issues and the economy," said Virginia Giebel.
They're women like Virginia Giebel, mother of 6-year-old Gigi.
"Like everybody else, I want her to be able to have social security and all the supports of the economy. I want our country to be able to afford that. So we can recover," Giebel said.
"I just want her to have a successful life," said Diane Novinger, who is concerned about healthcare and the future for 7 year-old Ann Marie.
"I want her to be able to get a job, I want her to be able to buy a house. Go to college. Not struggle," Novinger said.
It is the undecided Panera Moms that the candidates want and need, like Zahra Zafar, mother of two-year-old Yusuf.
She said, "To be very honest, we're a little confused right now. Last time, four years ago, it was Obama. Now, we're still debating. Who will it be?"
An entire table of Panera Moms has already chosen their candidate. And their decision is split.
The question now is, which Loudoun County will show up at the polls on election day? The one with conservative Virginia roots, or the newer, more economically and racially diverse one?