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With Del. Dave Albo Quitting, Virginia House Democrats Just Gained a YUGE Pickup Opportunity

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In late March, I ranked the competitiveness of Virginia House of Delegates districts. Clocking in at #12 was District 42.

District 42 (57% Hillary Clinton district): Wait a minute, you ask, how can a 57% Clinton district be ranked so low on this list? Very simple – incumbent Del. Dave Albo (R) has proven extremely difficult to beat in this Fairfax County district. Still, Democrats appear to have two potentially strong candidates — Kathy Tran and Nelfred “Tilly” Blanding — chomping at the bit to finally fulfill the wish that “Albo Must Go!” And with all the anti-Trump energy out there right now, this definitely could be the year…

Well, guess what? Yep, that district just moved up a bunch of notches!

With the popular incumbent Dave Albo quitting, I’d say crank this 57% Hillary Clinton district up to #2 as a likely Democratic pickup this fall. Now, the primary between Kathy Tran and Tilly Blanding becomes even more important. Stay tuned…

P.S. Ian Redman has a hilarious comment worth reposting here: “Also, maybe his wife will sleep with him again now that he’s not advancing TRAP laws full-time lol” If you don’t get that joke, click on this link.