Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

84th District- Likely Republican

84th District
Outlook: Likely Republican

The 84th District is currently represented by Delegate Bob McDonnell. The last serious election was in 1999, when popular longtime Sheriff Frank Drew challenged McDonnell and got 45%. Now McDonnell is running for Attorney General and his seat is open.

Remarkably, the Republican field cleared for McDonnell's aide Sal Iaquinto. The Republican nomination is 90% towards winning this district. With all the right vs. center primaries going on around the state, the Republicans have united here. But...

The Democrats have fielded a strong candidate in Supriya Christopher. The wife of a navy officer, Supriya fits the mold of what Democrats need in Hampton Roads. If the Republicans were more divided this could be a real opportunity.

For now, this is a race to watch with a major advantage to Sal Inquinto. Christopher could benefit by McDonnell losing the Republican primary for Attorney General, and some missteps by Ianquito. Without that it's hard to see how she is doing anything but building herself for a successful future campaign.


At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rupublicans are not as solidly behind Iaquinto as you think. There are major rumblings in the party here, with many city council members and high profile Republicans backing challengers and staying out of this one.

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true. Stop whining Democrat.

At 1:16 PM, Blogger Pastor John said...

i endorse no one. iaquinto is a pinko republican who will merely tow the democratic line.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Shaula Evans said...

I'm keeping an eye on Christopher, and from what I can see she is running a good campaign.

I agree that she's not facing an easy fight, and the rewards may well come in the long term and not the short term, BUT, if she really commites to grassroots and netroots outreach, I think there's also a chance she could pull this off.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

A strong candidate always has a chance in an open seat. This would be great to watch in a 50-50 district.

At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a solid Republican District. As far as the high profile Republicans staying out of the race, all one needs to do is check out his website to see who is backing him. I believe if you look at the list, every Republican at the Beach and half of City Council back him. Who is missing?

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously whoever wrote negative things about iaquinto does not know him very well and is looking to promote their agenda. I cannot think of one thing about him that is not 100% genuine. A loving and dedicated family man who puts the welfare of his children first. Sal has only the most honorable intentions for Virginis Beach as he wants to make sure that it is place his children and yours can grow up happy, healthy and prosporous.


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