Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Statewide Campaigns (AG)

We have avoided doing much coverage of the statewide elections during the primaries unless they impacted the House races. Now that the primaries are over, we will be increasing our coverage of the statewide races. With the exception of 2001 when Mark Warner lost 13 seats in the House of Delegates while he was becoming Governor, recent statewide elections have a major impact on House races. 2001 will likely stay the exception as the problems Democrats had were more redistricting based then top of the ticket.

Today, was the first debate for Attorney General. The AP already has a story up. One thing was very surprising. Bob McDonnell was trying to convince Creigh Deeds he is more moderate then his ticket. I understand downballot is supposed to do some dirty work, but saying your opponent is the most moderate Democrat on the ballot? How does that help McDonnell?

Round one to Deeds here.

6 Comments:

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Taliban: "You're a moderate, ain't you?! ADMIT IT!"

Will Old Zach now begin calling Creigh a "Charlottesville Moderate"

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At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cree is a creep

 
At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Zach is gay. I know who that is, and I know he's gay. He's a gay Republican. What a joke.

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just kidding. He's straight.

 
At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Rural Not Stupid said...

NLS-
Great point on McDonnell's statement of Creigh not being in-line with his ticketmates. But to clarify, McDonnell didnt point out that Creigh is more moderate than Kaine and Leslie, he said that Creigh doesn't agree with them. The fact that the media was savy enough to pick up that what he really meant was that Creigh was the "moderate" is a great sign for the Deeds campaign. McDonnell really stepped in it this time.

Any chance you are going to come up with ratings for the statewide races?

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to be honest, I don't see Byrne having a shot statewide. If she wins it would probably be a clean sweep for the Dems, not gonna happen. I rate the following candidates with best chance to win.

Creigh, Kaine, Byrne.

 

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