Down-ticket primary races
The Lynchburg News-Advance writes a typical story on the Republican LG primary.
The race for the GOP’s lieutenant governor’s nomination pits two candidates in a game of political one-upmanship to show why each considers himself a better Republican.There isn't really any new information in the article. It is the first time that I have seen Sen. Bolling refer to Mr. Connaughton's countercharges regarding Sen. Bolling's tenure on the Hanover Board of Supervisors.
So as the race to the June 14 primary heats up, each candidate must convince voters why he is the right man to represent the Republican Party in November’s general election.
“When he was on the Hanover Board of Supervisors he did the same thing,” Connaughton said, citing Bolling’s 1992 vote to reduce the county’s real estate rate, which still resulted in a 13.56 percent increase in the average tax bill due to higher assessments.The Free-Lance Star has a similar article on the AG's race.
“I don’t understand how people can be so hypocritical,” he said. “What was fine for him is not fine for me?”
Bolling said voters should look at his 10 years in the Senate where he voted against dozens of proposed tax increases.
“I have never claimed to have cut taxes in local government. That’s what is dishonest,” he said. “I’m not running for lieutenant governor based on my record with local government a decade ago, although I’m proud of it. I’m running on my record over the past 10 years in state government.”
Bob McDonnell and Steve Baril are both lawyers, both Republicans, both 50, and both running for attorney general.It's a typical horse race story. In fact, in reference to the ads purchased by VCAP, Mr. Baril states,
But there, they say, the similarities stop.
"I think we've got a horse race. Any time you've got the self-proclaimed front-runner attacking the challenger that says volumes."That's often the case. On the other hand, there's only so many times a front-runner can take a punch before he has to respond.
The polls close in 15 days and 21 hours. I can't wait.