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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dems Targeting the 5th

The Daily Progress has this article looking at potential Democratic challengers to 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode. The article claims that Goode "no longer appears quite as invincible as in previous years" due to the low approval ratings of President Bush and his relationship with Tom DeLay.

I admit I don't know anything about Bern Ewart, but in the past the Democrats have made the mistake of nominating candidates, like Al Weed, who play well in the Charlottesville area, but don't fly anywhere else in the district. If they can avoid that mistake this time, the race could be interesting. Still there is a lot of time between now and then, and the results of this year's election could play a role as well.

2 Comments:

Anonymous William Jackson said...

Goode owns southside. That's all there is too it. The dems are as off on this as the GOP is in thinking it can beat Boucher in the Fightin' 9th. If the dems really believe they can knock him off, the Virgil isn't the only one who's smoked Weed.

11:35 AM

 
Blogger James Young said...

If it's the same Bern Ewert I know, he was previously the County Executive in Prince William County. Left not entirely popular, as I recall. I hope Bill Kling is bouncing around the blogosphere somewhere, because, as I recall, as a columnist with the late Prince William Journal, Ewert was a particularly favored target of his.

8:05 PM

 

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