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We're only a month out from the 2005 statewide elections, so of course it is time to start thinking about 2009.
So, could this be the GOP ticket in 4 years?
posted by Riley @ 10/03/2005 04:34:00 PM
Sign me up for it.Lots of other names out there though to consider. Saxman, Newman, Hugo, Connaughton, Bell, Harris, McDougle, Cline....It will be interesting to see who rolls into RPV Advance 2006 throwing thier name around.
I've been getting Christmas cards from McDougle for 3 years now, so it is obvious that he has statewide aspirations at some point.
Yep.I think in the immediate future he has Senate aspirations. Gotta love the pretty lil bumper stickers that just say, "Ryan McDougle: Republican"
How 'bout some darkhorses. . . .maybe Frederick for Lt. Gov.?
Just out of curiosity, is Bill Bolling omitted from the ticket because you think (a) he's going to lose to Byrne this year, (b) he'll have been indicted by a federal grand jury between now and 2009, or (c) other?
I think that McDonnell will beat him in the primary. It could just as easily have been his name up on the mock ticket sign that I made.
Cuccinelli for AG?
Don't be so pessimistic: I'm sure the RNC will give Kilgore another shot.
Write in:The Burger King king for Lt. Gov.
Baril over Cuccinelli
Isn't it Obenshein Griffith?
Cuccinelli has to be re-elected first.
One out of three for sure. But I don't know if Chad would want to leave his little spot in heaven for the political dung heap in Richmond.
I love it.Although Abitmorered has a point, no doubt about it.It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. As far as I know, Paul Harris is the only one who has demonstrated an interest in AG '09 at this point. We have to expect that Steve Baril will run again.Who else is there? Would Cuccinelli do it?
No, it is "Griffin" and not "Griffith." Check out www.rpv.org for the spelling and her bio.Well, with this ticket, McDonnell covers VA Beach (and his hometown of Alexandria), Kate covers Winchester and Chad covers SW (or Harris would cover Charlottesville.) That's not bad geographic balance.
In order to be 100% sure of victory, we need someone from Fairfax or Prince William County. Not Frederick, and not Cuccinelli.
Harris covers C-Ville and has been living in PWC since 2001. He knows the NoVa issues very well at this point.
Mrs. Griffin?! Why?
How about making that sign just say "Kate!"
If you are interested, here is a picture of an actual sign from my campaign in 2003. The colors are a little off in the picture, but you get the idea.
I think this would be a terrific ticket, just imagine .... TWO UVA grads. And both are former writers (Kate was editor in chief) of The Virginia Advocate.
Not too sure on the others, but definitely would prefer to see a better choice for Governor.
I expect we'll see Del. Rob Bell run for AG in 2009, provided he can hold onto his seat until then. The demographics of his district are changing very rapidly, and he may well lose his seat in 2007, though it's really impossible to predict until we see the results of this year's race.
Chad, I've changed your sign on the ticket logo to reflect your past campaign colors.
What do you guys have against Bill Bolling?
I don't have anything, Sean. As I said, Bolling's name could just as easily have been upon the ticket sign. I just put McDonnell on because I think that McDonnell would win in a primary over Bolling.I've got the triple ticket bumpersticker on my car of Kilgore / Bolling / McDonnell, so I'm supporting all 3 publicly.
Griffin is a legend in her own mind- her poor decision on filing the lawsuit against the insurance company when she did will haunt her for a long time.
Waldo, you are out of touch with Rob Bell. He will win this race again by better than 60-40. He was the top target four years ago and ran a great campaign. The district may be tough but he is also.
Thanks for making the change, Riley.:)
I have alot against Bolling
Shaun, to answer your question, he bitch-slapped their boy, Chairman Sean.
And I think Riley's right. In Virginia, the AG is perpetually better-positioned to run for Governor than the LG. 'Course, if the NRA endorsement is enough to lift Deeds to victory, then the GOP heir-presumptive for '09 is Bill Bolling.
Shaun and Jim-I have actually done stuff for the entire ticket and volunteered for all three at some point. So, while I would have prefered Sean I will take Sen Bolling over Leslie Byrne anyday.None of us speaks for everyone on the blog, so nice try there Jim.
I have a Kilgore-Bolling-McDonnell sticker on my car..does that count?
Actually folks, the Attorney General slot is not the better positioned spot from which to run for Governor. For one thing, there are soooo many things that you can screw up as AG. Second, you've got a full time job.Here are recent AG's that didn't make the cut for the big job:Andy MillerMarshall ColemanMary Sue TerryMark Earleysoon to be Jerry KilgoreAnd, who did? Gerry Baliles.Recent Lt. Governors who made the cut:Chuck RobbDoug Wildersoon to be Tim KaineNot: Don BeyerJohn Hager
News for she devil dog..the democrat. Jerry's going to win. Kaine's going to loose.
You forgot AG Gilmore making it. Beyer had to lose to someone.That puts it at 2 and 2 in the AG vs. LG contest with the tiebreaker this Nov.
And Hager didn't even make it out of the primary, so in that instance, the AG did win out over the LG, at least in the primary.
Anyone heard about John Brownlee for possible AG in '09? US Atty for Western Dist., in Roanoke. Anyone know anything about him?
Here's his bio at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vaw/usapage.htmlJohn L. Brownlee was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush on October 16, 2001. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Brownlee is responsible for the prosecution of violations of federal law within the district and with the civil representation of federal agencies. Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, John was an associate attorney for the Roanoke based law firm Woods, Rogers. He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC, and law clerk to U.S. District Judge Sam Wilson in Abingdon and Roanoke. John is a member of the American Legion, Post 3, in Roanoke, and lectures on trial advocacy at the University of Virginia School of Law.John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University in 1987 and his law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1994. Prior to entering law school, John served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and successfully completed the Army's Airborne and Ranger programs. He is currently a major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army Reserve.John is married to the former Lee Ann Necessary of Millers Creek, North Carolina. They attend, along with their daughters Thompson Ann and Catherine Harris, Grandin Court Baptist Church in Roanoke.
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