Skip to comments.For four Virginia Democrats, it's sink or swim time in a GOP current
Posted on 10/31/2010 9:24:38 PM PDT by freespirited
With Republicans expected to make gains in congressional races across the country Tuesday, four vulnerable Virginia Democrats are fighting to avoid being swept away by a GOP wave....
In the Fairfax-based 11th District, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D) is trying to fend off Oakton businessman Keith Fimian (R). In the 5th District, Rep. Tom Perriello (D) welcomed President Obama to Charlottesville Friday for his uphill race against state Sen. Robert Hurt (R).
In the Hampton Roads region, Rep. Glenn Nye (D) is struggling to hold on to the 2nd District seat against auto dealer Scott Rigell (R). And in Southwest Virginia's 9th District, veteran Rep. Rick Boucher (D) is squaring off against state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R).
Virginia broke toward Democrats in 2008 - Obama won the state, and Connolly, Nye and Perriello all snagged GOP-held seats. Now, the state appears to be breaking back.
"The most likely scenario out of Virginia is Republicans get two seats, and anything beyond that is icing on the cake," said Nathan L. Gonzales, political editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.
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Sink...all of them.
All four are going to lose Nathan. Maybe five. VA is the place where the tsunami has started. We know our own state better than you.
Drive a wooden stake through their hearts just to make sure.
If only Patrick Murray could beat Jim Moran.
Its possible 3 points seperates the two with nearly 30% undecided.
Really? That’s amazing!
that would be a miraculous event and one i would celebrate! i live in Connolly’s district. our neighborhood rarely has political signage in individual yards. We have 3 Fimian signs on our street, no connolly.