It’s primary election day in Virginia, pretty much on the Republican side of the aisle. Perhaps the most hotly contested race is in the 11th CD, where Pat Herrity takes on Keith Fimian, whose video I’ve posted above. I have no idea who’s going to win this one, but given that they’ve both been forced to run hard to the right over the past few months, I’d say that either one is “damaged goods” heading into November against Rep. Gerry Connolly.
As far as the other primaries are concerned, I don’t see Rep. Rob Wittman having any trouble against Catherine “Bullet Box” Crabill in the 1st CD. In the 2nd CD, Scott Rigell should win handily in the competition to take on “blue dog” Democrat Rep. Glenn Nye (note: there’s also an independent candidate, Kenny Golden, in the race). In the 5th CD, Sen. Robert Hurt should cruise to the nomination against Rep. Tom Perriello, who yesterday was featured on NPR. In the 8th CD, Matthew Berry of Arlington takes on Patrick Murray of Alexandria in the race to lose badly this November to Rep. Jim Moran.
Please feel free to use this as an open thread. Let us know what you’re hearing if you can. Thanks.