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Virginia House Minority Leader Armstrong(D) defeated
hamptonroads.com ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | AP

Posted on 11/08/2011 7:38:16 PM PST by 11th_VA

Edited on 11/08/2011 7:57:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

House Democratic Minority Leader Ward Armstrong has lost the seat he's held for nearly 20 years.

In a race symbolically important to the Republicans, Del. Charles Poindexter won 53 percent of the vote over Armstrong, whom the GOP targeted both in redistricting and in heavy financial support for Poindexter.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2011; obamacoattails; obamafail; obamareferendum; precursor; va2011; vageneralassembly; virginia
Yes !!!
1 posted on 11/08/2011 7:38:18 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
Good. One down, a million bedbugs to go.
2 posted on 11/08/2011 7:41:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 11th_VA

On the downside it appears that long-time State Sen. Edd Houck (D) may have pulled out a squeaker over challenger Bryce Reeve. The difference is just over a 100 votes with one precinct not reporting yet.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 7:46:57 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: 11th_VA
Dearest Freepers:

Q: Did Obama come to stump for this person in their Virginia district?

If so, we need the "guts pose" joint photo taken with the both of them; and b) we need some local Virginia press on the Obama visit to the district.

Spread this around like crazy. Say there is more where this comes from for 2012. Then let the Conservative talk shows and blogosphere GO TO TOWN ON THIS ONE TOMORROW. Time to get off defense and onto offense, get this thing off the CAIN SMEARS/CHARACTER ASSASSINATION/HE-SAID/SHE-SAID and back on to message, on to BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. HMM HMMM MMMMM!

4 posted on 11/08/2011 7:52:17 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (CONSERVATIVE! If Cain is defeated by libDem/RINO smears, be assured *YOUR GUY IS NEXT*. Fight w/us!)
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To: OldPossum
On the downside it appears that long-time State Sen. Edd Houck (D) may have pulled out a squeaker over challenger Bryce Reeve. The difference is just over a 100 votes with one precinct not reporting yet.

Last I saw it looked like the Dems were going to hold the VA state senate. If that is the end result, it will be a huge disappointment. There were still a lot of close races, but it wasn't looking good.

The Democrats are dug in deep all over, and even with a relatively unpopular president and a horrible economy it is just very difficult to dislodge them. Anyone who thinks 2012 is going to be a cakewalk is deluding themselves.

5 posted on 11/08/2011 7:52:24 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Scrub my #4 just now then. Better a wake up call now, though, to rally the troops, than a rude awakening on a November evening 1 year from now.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 7:55:37 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (CONSERVATIVE! If Cain is defeated by libDem/RINO smears, be assured *YOUR GUY IS NEXT*. Fight w/us!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Great news in Virginia. Now I hope the state Senate flips.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 7:56:51 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Longbow1969
More the reason to go on offense...FIX BAYONETTES!


8 posted on 11/08/2011 7:57:47 PM PST by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 11th_VA

BTTT


9 posted on 11/08/2011 8:07:22 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Longbow1969

“Anyone who thinks 2012 is going to be a cakewalk is deluding themselves.”

I strongly agree.

Obama has money. Lots of it. Union money, Wall Street money, etc.

Depsite his poor polling numbers, he has a strong plurality of voters who’ll crawl over broken glass to vote for him - blacks, Hispanics, white liberals, etc.

He has a media that will be as every bit in the bag for him in 2012 as they were in 2008.

I don’t care who our nominee is. it can be Romney, Paul or Perry. But that nominee better be focused and our overall GOP message better be on target.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 8:11:03 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: 11th_VA

Excellent. Congrats VA. Just remember who to vote for in 2012!


11 posted on 11/08/2011 8:11:26 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama.)
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To: OldPossum

I think that Houck will win, the last precinct is in Fredericksburg and it will probably push him out of recount range.

It’s a shame the GOP only picked up 1 seat Senate with all that money spent, but Dem sure can gerrymander with the best of them.


12 posted on 11/08/2011 8:12:05 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: MplsSteve

Try Herman Cain. He is the one with the integrity and strength to actually lead this country in a restoration of our Constitutional Republic. Romney and Perry are Republican statists.

Ravenstar


13 posted on 11/08/2011 8:14:01 PM PST by Ravenstar (Reinstitute the Constitution as the Ultimate Law of the Land --Cain 2012)
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To: OldPossum

Wait a minute, the numbers just changed and now Reeve’s is up by 200 with one precinct left. It may not be over yet!

All we need is this seat and Bolling is the tie-breaker. We already won one of the Dem’s seats.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 8:16:33 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: MplsSteve
But that nominee better be focused and our overall GOP message better be on target.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of echo-chamber fantasies going around here. Seems like a majority have managed to convince themselves Hussein is so weak he might not even run for re-election. The results tonight should make it clear that this country has not changed, has not moved to the right and in any noticeable way, and is as beholden to the social welfare state as ever (probably even more so). From what I see so far, this was not a very good night for the good guys. With a failed president and a crappy economy, the Dems managed to do quite well this evening in many of the big contests and on a lot of the spotlight issues.

15 posted on 11/08/2011 8:17:42 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

maybe not. Senate 17 is not over yet. I think they are going to go to a recount.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 8:19:39 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Longbow1969
With a failed president and a crappy economy, the Dems managed to do quite well this evening in many of the big contests and on a lot of the spotlight issues.

It's a shame, because these elections matter, but a lot of people ignore the smaller elections. They'll come out during a presidential campaign, but that's about it. These small ones are usually won or lost by the political junkies.
What's unusual is an unprecedented turn out, but that doesn't seem to be happening anywhere tonight.

17 posted on 11/08/2011 8:22:50 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ClayinVA

OMG !


18 posted on 11/08/2011 8:33:24 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: concerned about politics
It's a shame, because these elections matter, but a lot of people ignore the smaller elections

There were some conservatives right here on FR this morning whining that they weren't going to bother to vote because the Republican candidates weren't conservative enough for them at the local/state level. One guy from Virginia decided to sit out the election even though the state senate and redistricting hangs in the balance, and others were even encouraging this suicidal behavior. I seriously think Ronald Reagan would have been ripped to shreds here by many for being not politically pure enough.

What's unusual is an unprecedented turn out, but that doesn't seem to be happening anywhere tonight.

This is because nothing has fundamentally changed. Many conservatives deluded themselves into thinking the emergence of the Tea Party meant the tide had turned and the country had shifted ideologically. Sadly, that does not appear to be the case at all. We've largely fought the left to a draw, but have not been able to decisively change the political landscape at all. This nation is as wedded to the social welfare state and government dependence as it ever was - and with an explosion of minority voters who reliably cast ballots for Democrats it is going to get even harder to change this nation for the better via elections.

19 posted on 11/08/2011 8:33:54 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: ClayinVA

Virginia state board of elections shows Reeves ahead by 86 votes (out of about 45,000 cast). My college classmate the Hon. Robert F. McDonnell needs to get the ballot boxes impounded.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 8:34:05 PM PST by nd76
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To: ClayinVA

Apparently Adam Ebbins won the Democratic senate seat. He was the Green Party delegate from Arlington, VA and played on the environment and for illegal immigrants to keep his seat.

He’s almost a watermelon man, “Green on the outside, red on the inside”. He is dangerous.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 8:37:24 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
He was the Green Party delegate from Arlington, VA and played on the environment and for illegal immigrants to keep his seat.

I can't help but wonder - who are these nut cases who vote for these people? What the heck goes through their heads?

23 posted on 11/08/2011 8:48:41 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Which seat was that?


24 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:42 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Found it, Senate district 30. the GOP put no money into the race at all. I think it was a lost cause.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 9:08:08 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: RasterMaster

Go invaders!


26 posted on 11/08/2011 9:32:24 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: 11th_VA
whom the GOP targeted

Whom the GOP targeted?

27 posted on 11/08/2011 9:33:24 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Longbow1969
This nation is as wedded to the social welfare state and government dependence as it ever was - and with an explosion of minority voters who reliably cast ballots for Democrats it is going to get even harder to change this nation for the better via elections.

In a nutshell.

The misguided belief by so many of our citizens that bureaucrats solve problems will lead to all our ruin.

28 posted on 11/08/2011 9:42:22 PM PST by A message (The concern trolls are very,very concerned.)
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To: OldPossum

WRC Channel 4 initially reported that DEMs kept control of the VA Senate at the beginning of the 11 pm news. At the end of the news, they reported that GOP may have won the last seat. This would put GOP over the top - but there will be an obvious recount ...


29 posted on 11/08/2011 9:46:09 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Even WMAL’s news at 11p reported that the count in the Houkk/Reeves race was “CLOSE” with only 85 votes separating the cadidates and the Republic ahead despite the D being ahead all night. AS IF there were more counting to do.

At 95 votes separating them that was with 100% precincts reporting. Yeah, there’ll be a recount, but for tonight the counting is over but the newscaster couldn’t bring herself to say that. I tracked the race all night and Reeves was ahead except a brief period. Damned lying miserable press.


30 posted on 11/08/2011 9:53:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

This morning the State Board of Elections report Reeves with 22,536 (50.01%) and Houck with 22,450 (49.82%) and 70 write-ins. Reeves won all areas (often not by much) except the City of Fredericksburg where he only got 37.23%. Is the City really that liberal or was it the college (MW)?


31 posted on 11/09/2011 3:39:37 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: concerned about politics

Arlington, VA is full of lib dims, gays, govt workers and is a “sanctuary city” so lots of illegals who vote early and often.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 6:48:33 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Portcall24

Fredericksburg has a VA Rail Station so lots of rich (thank you, tax payers) govt workers from DC and limousine lib dims...


33 posted on 11/09/2011 6:50:20 AM PST by matginzac
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To: RasterMaster

While the sentiment of this pic is laudable this, sir, is a pic of a YANKEE attack - not really appropriate for VA!
Cheers....


34 posted on 11/09/2011 6:52:20 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Longbow1969
One guy from Virginia decided to sit out the election even though the state senate and redistricting hangs in the balance

Redistricting's been done already hasn't it?

35 posted on 11/09/2011 7:04:19 AM PST by lasereye
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To: lasereye
Redistricting's been done already hasn't it?

Yeah, looks like you are right. I had thought the Dem senate was still holding it up, but apparently not.

Either way, taking the state senate back was important enough as it is.

36 posted on 11/09/2011 7:23:59 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Cainsmear;
Herman,
Take “THE DONALD”s advice. SUE!

You said you would take a lie detector test;
Make sure you have SEVERAL DONE AT THE TIME, the extra ones will be for the women; while you are at it; have your campaign manager there as well as the liars. That way we’ll get facts, instead of inuendos.


37 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:43 AM PST by RichSr (croats are muslim.)
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To: Longbow1969

“Anyone who thinks 2012 is going to be a cakewalk is deluding themselves.”

Exactly. It’s unbelievable how well Obama’s numbers are holding up against all the GOP candidates, in spite of his horrible economy and march towards socialism.

If there’s even the smallest rebound in the economy, Obama will become the “comeback kid”.


38 posted on 11/09/2011 9:03:07 AM PST by nbenyo
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To: Portcall24

I was surprised by the City of Fredericksburg returns, too. If anything, I’d have thought the Charlottesville area would have been more favorable to Houck. It might just be that Fredericksburg has grown enormously over the past few years since the VRE made commuting from there to DC more feasible. I.e., you have more govt workers now in F’burg. Only thing I can come up with.

This is an auto-recount unless Houck were to decline, like George Allen did in ‘06. We’ll see how that goes, but if F’burg is the strongest area of support, not sure how they come up with boxes of ballots in the back of someone’s car.


39 posted on 11/09/2011 9:27:42 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: matginzac

We should all be more like Chamberlain at Gettysburg.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 11:46:09 AM PST by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EDINVA
"...not sure how they come up with boxes of ballots in the back of someone’s car."

That's called VOTE FRAUD for those of you playing at home.

41 posted on 11/09/2011 11:51:21 AM PST by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 11th_VA

Boy, are they ‘blue’!
http://bluevirginia.us/
Great fun reading them today.

Tim Kaine on Facebook said “Congratulations to Democratic candidates across the Commonwealth. Voter turn-out made the difference in key races!”

LOL! What a doofus.


42 posted on 11/09/2011 12:04:13 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: RasterMaster

Uh, yeah, maybe, if you’re from Maine...
Down here, Stonewall is looked upon has the example of not backing down...
“There he sits, looking like a stonewall!” Cheers!


43 posted on 11/09/2011 1:27:35 PM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac
Um, except for that small detail of being shot by his own sentries.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 1:51:23 PM PST by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster

Er, yeah, yeah...trigger happy rebs, I guess...
this couldn’t have happened on Little Round Top????
The fog of war...


45 posted on 11/10/2011 6:31:01 AM PST by matginzac
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