Obama, Playing the Abortion Card in Virginia’s Suburbs
The Virginia Virtucon finds the Obama campaign advertising on the issue of abortion in Prince William County.
In 2009, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds hammered his Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, over an allegedly extreme thesis and allegedly extreme socially conservative views. The abortion issue was a centerpiece of that attack:
In the Washington suburbs, he is motivating the Democratic masses by attacking McDonnell’s antiabortion record and highlighting the Republican’s past writings that were critical of working mothers, gays and “fornicators,” an approach that could backfire at home, said David Reynolds, a newspaper columnist from Lexington, Va., about 42 miles east of Covington.
And McDonnell won, 59 percent to 41 percent — both in Prince William County and statewide.
Hey, Creigh, You’re Not Busy . . .
Virginia’s 6th congressional district is a fairly Republican one – Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R+12 – but not monolithically so; the Democrats’ last gubernatorial candidate, Creigh Deeds, represents a community in this district.
Yet the Democrats couldn’t find anyone to run against Rep. Bob Goodlatte.
“We looked and sought candidates all over the place, but just could not find anybody that’s willing to take on the job,” said 6th Congressional District Democratic Committee Chairwoman Linda Wyatt. “We’ve just not found anybody who wants to step up to the plate right now.”
Well, there’s always Deeds. Last year, in the governor’s race, he won . . . oh. All of 33.3 percent of the vote in this district.