Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

33rd District

33rd District
Outlook: Safe Republican
Primary: Leans May

This is another interesting primary that could go either way. Joe May is a personally popular Delegate in his district, but he got on the wrong side of a lot of Republicans with his tax vote last year. He has the advantage of a truckload of money from his shortlived Lt. Governor campaign, and incumbency. But unlike the other Republicans being challenged in primaries this year, May's eye was off the ball for a few months trying to run statewide. That can't help.

May's challenger is Chris Oprison, a young, articulate and very conservative candidate.

We could see an upset happening here. It just probably won't. We're calling it "Leans May" for now, because of May's unbelievable money advantage, and personal strength, but don't tune out on this election- it's going to get hot. Joe May is far from being safe from an upset.


At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the signature issue, do you think this will hurt or help Oprison?

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I don't think voters will care about that. It will hurt him if he gets thrown of the ballot.. :)

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for Oprison in 2011 after redistricting when the 33rd shrinks to Leesburg and a new Western Loudoun district is formed.

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Oprison loses, he will probably move again like he did many, many times before. A hint: Before he runs again, he better know the election laws of the state he moves to.

At 6:24 PM, Anonymous LovettsvilleGOPer said...

I heard something about the signature issue today. Apparently Oprison is about to be tossed off the ballot, has anyone else heard this from a credible source?


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