Sen. Charles J. Colgan (D-Prince William), the Virginia Senate’s longest-serving member, announced Tuesday that he will seek reelection to a 10th term in November.
Though Colgan’s Prince William seat has been leaning Republican, Democrats think the beloved octogenarian will have a fairly easy time winning reelection.
If he had retired, however, the area would have been vulnerable for a GOP pick-up.
Agreed, this one goes back to “likely Democratic hold” from “likely Republican pickup.” Sure, Colgan’s a moderate-to-conservative Democrat, but we absolutely need to hold this seat if we’re going to have any hope of Democrats staying in the Senate majority after November, and Colgan’s just the man to do that. In other words, phew!