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Santa’s at the Door, He Wants Us to Vote for Him in the Special Election.


Virginia will see two special elections January 11, to fill seats by lawmakers who were elected to Congress in November.

In the Salem area, Republican attorney Greg Habeeb and Democratic businesswoman Ginger Mumpower will face off in a special election to replace House Majority Leader Del. Morgan Griffith (R), who was elected to Congress in November and will take his seat in January.

And in the Pittsylvania area, Republican attorney Bill Stanley faces Democrat Hank Davis Jr. to replace state Sen. Robert Hurt (R), who was also elected to Congress.

We know Stanley’s working over the holiday. He’s invited supporters to a pre-New Year’s fundraising luncheon on Dec. 30 featuring former U.S. senator George Allen (R).

Allen, of course, is often mentioned as the most likely GOP challenger against the man who beat him four years ago, incumbent Democrat Jim Webb.

The Post notes:

Davis will probably be working over the holidays as well. Here’s what he told us when the special election date was set for Jan. 11. “I guess I’ll be going door to door in a Santa suit.”

“Ho-ho-how would you like an absentee ballot in your stocking?”

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