Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

74th District

Seat Outlook: Safe Democratic
Primary Outlook: Leans McEachin

We've discussed before why we have former Delegate Don McEachin as the favorite in this primary over current Delegate Floyd Miles. Nothing has changed to adjust that.
Here's an update:

McEachin and Miles have both raised good money for the primary (70-80 thousand). In a confusing move Miles still has over $40,000 in his bank account as of June 1st. Perhaps they were waiting to make payments until the next report, or keep some expenses secret, but it strikes us as odd to have that kind of cash on hand right before a primary.

This news from the report should get everyone blogging. New State Democratic Chairman Dick Cranwell gave McEachin $1,000 to defeat the incumbent Democrat Miles. This is a very different position from the Democratic Caucus which won't even give McEachin the voter file. We discussed before the politics involved in that- but could the election of Cranwell mean the end of Lindsey Reynolds career as Executive Director? She blocked the party voter file from going to Cranwell's guy. This could get ugly fast!

16 Comments:

At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS, do you have anyone "inside" at the Dem party? Is she packing her boxes???

 
At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop teasing us.

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ding Dong THE WITCH IS GONE!

Just talked to some people at the party. 3 people are already positioning themselves for the new exec. director.

Brenner Tobe, the IT guy

Eric Payne, who is currently working for Jenn

Susan Swecker is pushing an unnamed third person. She just wants an interim so she can get the job after she loses another statewide in november (Deeds)

 
At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous:

Creigh Deeds is a force. My GOP sources tell me that McDonnell has strong grassroots support from the party's base, but the moderates HATE him.

 
At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey Reynolds will remain as Party ED. I guarentee it.

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous notpaulgoldman said...

You have to believe that the staff is safe until after November. However, after the

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger not paul goldman said...

Opps...sorry about that last post. Anyway after the election Cranwell will assert his will. Especially if Kaine loses. By the way, the real story here is that Cranwell has placed himself back in the game. He will run statewide in '09...and Im betting its for Governor...am I the only one that sees that...the newpapers have not picked up on that...how say you NLS?

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

If MRW doesn't want the nomination after 08 (win or lose), Dickie is probably the favorite in a caucus, underdog to Deeds or Byrne in a primary (if either of them win in November).

For the general... can you imagine a Bolling-Cranwell debate? Every Republican reading this just got a little bit pale...

 
At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senate 06? or if Goodlatte makes a play for Warner's senate seat and retires from the house....

Cranwell/Deeds primary.... wow-- you gotta know someone else would get in too-- Chap if he wins... where does Beyer play into all of this? Warner?

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Not to get off topic, but if Fulk wins an upset in the 26th he would be a very strong congressional candidate in the 6th. Otherwise the Democrats have a very thin bench.

 
At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah way down the line. Lowell wants to build the party in the Valley. He can be the catalyst for change-- start a pac- start funding candidates-- bruce elder and david cox-- tim reamer-- he could really make a difference from that position. I say if Lowell wins he's in for a 6 or 8 years before he makes a move--maybe to the state senate.... hmmmmm

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger not paul goldman said...

Does anyone think that if Kaine loses that any D swill win AG or LG? I don't think so. If Kaine loses then the ticket gets swept. Leaving Cranwell large and in charge.

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm, no. If TK goes down then MRW definitely remains large and in charge.

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fulk would be a fantastic candidate for Congress from the 6th -- assuming he wins, which he may well do. He's running a great campaign.

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

Fools..... Deeds will win either way. If Kaine loses the rural democrat will be the nominee and the Governor in 09. I guarantee it!

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger not paul goldman said...

Last Anon..."fools?"...thats harsh...if TK loses Deeds will lose...if Deeds loses there is no chance he will be the nominee for Guv in '09....Cranwell and a host of others wont let that happen.

 

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