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Virginia Democrats: State Races Won’t Reflect on Obama at All, Really.


Here’s a boisterous sign of confidence from Virginia’s Democrats:

Brian Moran, chairman of the state Democratic Party, argues that individual state races don’t add up to a referendum on the president. “We have an election every year in Virginia, and each and every year they’re unique,” Moran said.

Never mind that so many of the Republican candidates are tying their rivals to Obama, and that it’s the central theme of some of the Virginia GOP’s ads.

And while Moran insists that the races are local, not national, each day, my mailbox brings more examples of the Democrats attempting to tie local Republican Miller Baker to national GOP and conservative figures like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , State Legislations , Virginia


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