Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Thursday, June 09, 2005

82nd District Update

Outlook: Leans Purkey

This might be the most interesting primary of the year, with anti-tax GOP incumbent Bob Purkey being challenged by Virginia Beach Councilman Peter Schmidt in a primary. Schmidt's issue?

Schmidt, however, accuses Purkey and other anti-tax legislators of ignoring local funding needs for roads, schools and law enforcement while pursuing a hard-line position on taxes. Instead of helping cities provide these services, Schmidt said, state legislators have added to the burden by imposing new requirements without funding.

“Virginia has a long and proud tradition of being governed from the middle, and right now the House of Delegates is very polarized to the right,” Schmidt said. “I believe some of their policies, particularly on their approach toward responsibly funding core services, is totally wrongheaded.”

Kind of VCAP in reverse. Purkey is the favorite here, but with a popular Councilman taking him on anything can happen. A Schmidt upset, especially if coupled with no VCAP victories could send shock waves through the Virginia GOP.


At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If VCAP loses and Schmidt wins I'd roll on the ground laughing so hard...

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

something's wrong with the club for growth website...anybody know what the deal is?

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Not Mark Rozell said...

Yeah, there's something wrong with it all right. Everyone knows Levitra is the clear winner because it helps you throw a football better.

You had better hope Phil Rodokanakis doesn't see that. Even better, post it on his blog over at Bacon's Rebellion.

At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Larry Sabato's Hairpiece said...

The only thing interesting about this is the fact that Purkey's hair is even more of a freakshow than mine.

Purkey wins. It will not be close.


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