Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

10 More Winners

From Northern Virginia...

31st District: Scott Lingamfelter- The 31st is part Prince William and part Fauquier County. It's conservative all the way through. The Democrats ran their best candidate David Brinkley, the former Delegate from Prince William in the last election. He kept up in Prince William, but not in Fauquier. Lingamfelter doesn't have another serious challenge on the horizon.

34th District: Vince Callahan- The longtime Delegate looks like he will go unchallenged, or underchallenged again this year. Two prominent Democrats took a look at this John Kerry district and passed, John Foust and Pam Danner. Now Vince gets to walk again for a two year term.

36th District: Ken Plum- All the rocksolid Democratic precincts of Reston are in this district. Ken gets to walk to another re-election.

38th District: Bob Hull- Never quite put his district away in the 1990's, but the redistricting brought him an even more solid Democratic district. Hull will hold this seat for the forseeable future.

40th District: Tim Hugo- The most Republican precincts in Fairfax County are in the 40th, and Tim's closest election may be the 69%-31% heartstopper he had in 2002.

47th District: Al Eisenberg- In Arlington the only challenge can come in a primary. Eisenberg has made sure no one can get to his left to do that.

48th District: Bob Brink- The 48th includes the Republican parts of Arlington (occasionally one precinct). Somehow Bob has survived, and will again this year.

49th District: Adam Ebbin- The 49th was drawn to be favorable to a Arlington Hispanic Candidate. When two ran, and split the vote a gay man from Alexandria won instead. Ebbin has worked very hard to keep this district, and avoided a primary challenge, which ensures his re-election.

53rd District: Jim Scott- Won this district in 1991 by one vote. Has increased his margin everytime since, and hasn't been under 60% in over ten years.

86th District: Tom Rust- The Democrats think this should be their seat. Rust beat them 2-1. The conservatives think Rust is too liberal and it should be their seat. Rust beat his last primary challenger 2-1. Now he can do whatever he wants.


At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god the Governor didn't talk John Jenkins (PWC Supervisor) into running against Lingamfelter in the 31st. He would have given him a tougher race then Brinkley did.

Jenkins would have pulled enough votes from the Coles district precincts in PWC to make it close.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

There's not much that John Jenkins couldn't win in Prince William.

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous one said...

Well I know the Jenkins and I have spoken to them about it, you have to remember that Supervisor Jenkins is pushing up there in age, and to have to run for reelection every two years, and being away from home for 3 months of the year would be hard on him and his wife. That is why he passed the race up two years ago and Brinkley ran.

At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the 54th?

At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilda's older than John and he didn't run 2 years ago because of an early poll result that said to win it would be an uphill battle and not very likely. While winning re-election to the Supv. seat was a sure thing. Same reason he didn't take on Connaughton for the Chairman's seat.

At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Not Larry: Have you figured out there is a race in the 67th yet?

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I posted the 67th in the top 10 the first day I put it up. I am working on more with that race soon- I promise.


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