Thanks for the update...naturally, there’s been nothing about Warner’s shrinking lead in the MSM here in Virgina; in my part of the state (Hampton Roads), political reporting usually consists of regurgitating Warner press releases, so the local media is making its in-kind contribution to the Senator’s campaign.
Still, I’ve got my doubts about Gillespie. I live in a Congressional district that is at least R+6 and the GOP effort has been lackluster, to say the least. The Republican Congressman is cruising towards re-election, but there has been no real effort to maximize the vote in a heavily Republican district.
If the Fairfax firewall is in trouble, Ed Gillespie has a chance. But, as you observe, he has to make the most of the time he has left. And I just don’t see it from his low-energy/no-energy campaign.
This is very premature, but I think Barbara Comstock may be the GOP’s next real hope of winning a Senate race in VA. None of the current GOP congressmen show any interest, and I think she could have very broad appeal.