Monday, September 12, 2005

Call from FCRC

Picked up my telephone tonight, to hear Tim Hugo's voice beginning to rapidly fire off questions. I quickly wrote down the questions. They went something like this: "This is Delegate Tim Hugo. This November do you plan on voting for Jerry Kilgore, Tim Kaine, Russ Potts?" Are you a Republican Would you consider Volunteering? Would you consider giving 50 dollars or more to the FCRC? Do you Support the NRA and gun rights? Are you pro life? Did you support the Supreme Court and their decision to let business take away property? Are you 35 years or older? Are you a man? Have you given to a Republican candidate, or church organization? Thank you, this is from by the Fairfax County Republican Committee" I don't know what list they were calling through, but my house is primary voters, so maybe it's ided Republicans. Tim Hugo was a strange pick, I don't live in his district, but he's a great guy. Hugo would be a great choice for the 11th when Tom Leaves No plugging for the Delegate candidates, what a Committee.

13 Comments:

At 9/12/2005 09:08:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Tim Hugo trying to up his name ID.

I run through the VA-11 scenarios daily and there will be a major shake up if Davis leaves.

 
At 9/13/2005 08:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Davis leaves it's Hugo's nomination to lose. He is far ahead of his potential primary opponents.

 
At 9/13/2005 08:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was very curious. I got one of those too. I couldn't figure out why, if the poll was to collect data, the FCRC had Hugo's voice instead of an anonymous voice (now I'm angry at Hugo for interrupting my evening when it could have been just a situation of being annoyed at getting a call from a recording). I really don't think Davis will leave this cycle (at least I hope he doesn't), but Hugo has to be at least four or five deep on the depth chart of persons who have an established district-wide vote-getting power. Does getting your voice on a polling recording really improve that situation?

 
At 9/13/2005 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Hugo even live in the 11th?

 
At 9/13/2005 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It probably is more conveneient to live in the 11th if you're going to run for Congress there, but it's not an absolute prerequisite.

 
At 9/13/2005 02:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it is.

 
At 9/13/2005 03:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it's not. Read your Constitution, Anon 2:43. For federal reps, it's only required that they live in the state in which they run. For state delegate, state senator, supervisor, school board, you do have to live in your district. But not the US House.

 
At 9/13/2005 03:54:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Most people don't realize that living in a district is not a requirement. Only in the last 50 or so years have all Congressman represented geographic districts with an even population.

You saw much of this in 2004 with the Texas redistricting. Dem incumbents struggled with deciding what district to run for.

 
At 9/13/2005 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither of the big hitters mentioned in the context of who could fill Davis's shoes (Connelly and Connaughton) live in the 11th. The siren call of big money is not to be sneezed at, but I hope and believe Davis will stay. The seat would be most likely be lost if the field opened up. I also think it a bit unseemly that certain state delegate or their backers have started talking themselves up for the succession. Again, you don't notice the big boys doing that.

 
At 9/13/2005 05:42:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Connaughton does not live in the 11th.

 
At 9/13/2005 07:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said previously, neither Connaughton nor Connelly live in the 11th (as far as I know - my info on Connelly is second-hand)

 
At 9/14/2005 07:35:00 AM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Connelly lives in Mantua. Which is in the 11th.

And where you live does not matter. Connaughton and Connelly both represent enough of the 11th that where they live would not matter.

 
At 9/14/2005 01:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an odd survey. Why use Tim Hugo? Can't the Fairfax Republican Committee get volunteers to make these calls? Who is benefitting from these results? The candidates are already phone banking so why is the County Committee its own phone banking effort?

 

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