Harrington comes up short
With 20 of 21 precincts reporting in the 23rd district, Democrat Shannon Valentine leads Republican Mike Harrington by nearly 2,000 votes. This is a discouraging loss for the GOP which loses yet another seat in the House of Delegates. The loss of this one seat may not seem like much, but it is part of a disturibing trend of recent success for Virginia Democrats.
I still believe that, all things being equal, Virginians are likely to choose Republicans over Democrats to represent them, but we can't just throw an (R) out there everytime and expect to win. If the Virginia GOP isn't careful, all these paper cuts are going to bleed us to death.