The Campaign Spot

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.

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