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Operation Chaos In Virginia

Details over at Virginia Virtucon of the plans.

In short, cross the aisle and vote for Leslie Byrne in the Democratic primary in the 11th District.

Frankly, I don’t think it’s such a great idea. It’s one thing to play around with the Democratic Presidential race when there’s a chance of a Republican victory in November. Given the increasing, albeit unfortunate, likelihood that the 11th Congressional District is likely to¬† go blue in November, the last thing I’d want to see is Leslie Byrne back in Congress.

3 Responses to “Operation Chaos In Virginia”

  1. Rick Hendrix says:

    Republicans thinking of voting in the Democrat primary should be aware of a relatively new addition to the Republican State Party Plan that says if you have voted in a Democrat primary you can be disqualified from participating in a Republican nomination process. There is a one time exception where you can renounce your previous participation with the Democrats.

  2. Riley says:

    Two things. First, as Rick points out, you have one “Get Out Of Jail Free” card so to speak, so if you’re ever looking for an opportunity to use it, this might qualify.

    Second, the NRCC (for what they are worth these days) prefers to run against Byrne as the business community is currently tied to Gerry Connolly. Defeating him now would drive the bulk of them to Fimian.

  3. Riley,

    Well, since I voted in the Demo. Primary in February, it would seem I’ve used up my free pass.

    I know the GOP wishes for Byrne to be the nominee, and I understand the logic, but given the environment that we’re facing in November, I think Fimian is going to have a an uphill battle no matter who the nominee is.

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