Saturday, June 27, 2009

News From Fairfax VA

Fairfax County, not as blue as you think:

"Two years ago, 14 of 17 districts went to the Democrat … including 10 gimmes because no Republican ran. Contested races broke 4 to 2 in favor of the Democrats. ... This year: The GOP has 15 very good candidates for the 17 districts and partial districts in the County. "
More candidates mean more opportunities for seat wins:
I’ve set off one candidate in particular, he being Jay McConville in the 44th District. I pay special attention to Jay because events of the past few days put him in a very good position to take this seat from the Democrats. I will post a diary on Jay in the next day or two … but let it suffice to say that the 6-term Democrat incumbent, who was also a member of the Democrat House leadership, QUIT THE RACE!
Fairfax, VA is similar to Travis, TX in some ways: Government workers, tech jobs, and suburban growth. Both counties have trended to Democrats in the past 4 years. How Fairfax plays out in 2009 may indicate how Travis trends in 2010.

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