Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Other Two

Now for the two we are not yet ready to call

68th District
Outlook: Likely Republican

The 68th is a solidly GOP district that goes from the West End of Richmond City, to Chesterfield County. There is a GOP split here and incumbent Brad Marrs has never quite put the seat away. This year, he is being challenged by Independent Katherine Waddell. Waddell has raised some decent money and is a former activist in "Republicans for Choice". For her to be able to put up a fight she will have to have the Democratic endorsement, to get access to the voter file. Without that, it's just not possible for her to pull it off.

72nd District
Outlook: Likely Republican

Incumbent Jack Reid is unchallenged so far, but even unopposed we will wait to call this race. In a solid Republican district Reid has managed to piss a lot of people off, and is generally lowly regarded by his colleagues. So we'll wait to see more before calling him a winner in 2005.


At 1:41 PM, Anonymous BigTimeRep said...

Oh. That's funny- you won't call him the winner over no one?

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Shaula Evans said...

I'll take a pro-choice, moderate woman Republican over Brad Marrs any day.

I hope the DPVA quietly supports her--she's a natural ally, and frankly, looks like more of a Democrat than several of our elected state Dems.

Have you taken a look at Waddell's website? While it doesn't redefine campaign websites by any stretch, the content is excellent, and her team (details here, scroll down) are very impressive.

So, I think you can safely call this race as "Republican." The only question is, which one? And my fingers are crossed for an upset.

At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am delighted to see that someone has finally stepped up to challenge Marrs. And, don't underestimate Waddell...I hear she has more support than anyone expected. This could be a real race in the end.

At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? The content of her website has to be the worst I've ever seen. I've seen candidates for college student body president with better site, in both content and style. You've got to be kidding me if you think she stands a real chance.

At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that Brad Marrs is just attempting to gain fame to run on the coattails of Jerry Kilgore...he isn't representing the people from his district - instead instilling HIS beliefs for the people. He's had his opportunity to make a difference - - it's time to let him return to day-care.

I wish Mrs. Waddell Victory in 2005.

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On January 17, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reported that Delegate Bradley P. Marrs said he believed homosexuals were criminals.

Criminals??? Shouldn't we leave it to the man upstairs to JUDGE others? Is this not the man representing the West End Friends?

Criminals is a very strong statement - - I believe there are more important issues in the community than to go around name calling because YOU don't think some of those in your community are CRIMINALS....hey Brad - some of them MAY have voted for you before.

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Are you kidding me? The content of her website has to be the worst I've ever seen. ......"

While it could use improvement in my opinion - At least she has one...

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing how over 1/2 the registered candidates in Virginia do not have a campaign website (including Ms. Waddell's opponent), I find it hard to trash on her website, which actually stats some very reasonable positions. She is clearly a moderate choice to a far right wing Delegate who is out of touch with his district.


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