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VA-11 Outlook: No Surprise, And He’s Probably Right

The WaPo’s Chris Cillizza ranks Virginia’s 11th District as one of the Congressional seats most likely to change parties this year:
2. Virginia’s 11th (Open seat, R): In the days leading up to the June 10 Democratic primary between Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly and former Rep. Leslie Byrne, there was a real sense [...]

Connolly Wins In The 11th, Ellmore Wins In The 8th, Wolf Wins In The 10th

In a primary election marked by incredibly low turnout, it’s usually the candidate with the most committed supported and best organized get-out-the-vote effort that’s going to come out on top, and it looks like that’s what happened in Northern Virginia’s Congressional Districts yesterday.
In the Democratic race in the 11th District, for example, Fairfax BOCS Chairman [...]

Low Turnout In 8th, 10th, And 11th District Primaries

by @ Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Gerry Connolly, Leslie Byrne, Virginia, Virginia Politics

The Washington Post is reporting that turnout is very low in the primary elections in Virginia’s three Congressional District’s today:
After morning and lunch-hour rushes that looked more like a trickle, Northern Virginia election officials predicted historically low turnout in today’s congressional primaries despite a fiercely competitive Democratic contest for an open seat in the 11th [...]

Yes There’s An Election Today, No I’m Not Voting

by @ Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Gerry Connolly, Leslie Byrne, Virginia, Virginia Politics

It’s primary day in Virginia but if you’re in the 11th Congressional District and you don’t care who wins the Democratic Primary, you may as well stay home.
On some level, I suppose I’d rather see Gerry Connolly win simply because I know that whoever wins this primary is probably going to win in November [...]

RPV Convention Winners & Losers

Too Conservative compiles an interesting list of winners and losers from last weekend’s Republican convention in Richmond.
Here are a few of the more interesting ones, starting with a winner:
Democrats
Particularly Mark Warner. It’s not like Warner really needed a split GOP in order to cruise to victory, but his opponent winning with only 50.2% of the [...]

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 [...]

Tim Kaine Lines Up Behind Gerry Connolly

by @ Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Gerry Connolly, Leslie Byrne, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Governor Tim Kaine has taken sides in the Democratic race in the 11th District:
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Gerald E. Connolly in Northern Virginia’s 11th District, an increasingly blue-leaning territory where Democrats are betting heavily on gaining a seat now that Republican Rep. Tom Davis is retiring.
In a statement released yesterday, [...]

Connolly Leads Byrne In Fundraising

The first-quarter fundraising numbers are out for the 11th District, and Gerry Connolly appears to be doing very well:
According to disclosure reports to be filed to the Federal Election Commission tomorrow, Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, is leading the pack of four after raising $500,000 during the first quarter [...]

Gerry Connolly Claims Big Lead Over Leslie Byrne

by @ Thursday, April 10th, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Gerry Connolly, Leslie Byrne, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Fairfax BOCS Chairman released another internal poll showing him with a huge lead over Leslie Byrne:
New polling by Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly continues to show him with a significant lead over Leslie L. Byrne in the race for the 11th District Democratic Congressional nomination.
The poll of likely Democratic primary voters, first reported [...]

A Bad Day For Leslie Byrne

by @ Wednesday, April 9th, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Gerry Connolly, Leslie Byrne, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Yesterday, she lost a big Democratic endorsement to Gerry Connolly:
Former state Sen. Joseph V. Gartlan Jr., for 28 years one of the most liberal voices of the General Assembly, has endorsed Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, for the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District.
The endorsement provides a boost [...]

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