Sunday, December 11, 2005

Voting Results

Well if the bloggers had their way...Congressman Tom Davis would be the Republican Nominee for Senate With over 250 votes.. the results were Congressman Tom Davis 57.52 % Governor Jim Gilmore 42.48 % Even with a long way to go, and uncertainty about Senator Warners future...Tom Davis does seem to be doing well with the inner Republican circles. With Davis and Gilmore as the respective heads of the two "factions" within the Virginia Republican party, this will be the primary to watch within the coming years.

8 Comments:

At 12/11/2005 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful not to extrapolate too far there

 
At 12/11/2005 11:03:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Davis doesn't have to be "in" with the Party Leadership. All it would take for Davis to get the nomination is for Warner to threaten not to retire until he obtained assurances that no-one else would be run against him. I fully expect Warner to take this tack.

 
At 12/11/2005 11:11:00 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

The coast seems clear for a third candidate to blast through this void between Gilmore and Davis. A comprimise candidate. Someone who could appeal to the Davis moderates but also to the Gilmore conservatives. What about . . .

Virgil Goode?

 
At 12/11/2005 11:25:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Chris-

No way. No way. No way.
1st off-there is no one.

These two have EVERYONE covered allready, as Tom Davis has been aiming for this for years.

No 3rd party could ever take away from Davis' huge base in NOVA.Even some "ultra-conservatives" in NOVA have already backed him.

Davis has it locked up...the only ifs are...Gilmore and Warner. If Gilmore doesnt run, surely some down-state person backed by Paul Jost and co will...but no one can raise money like Davis..except Eric Cantor.

Cantors is busy rising in the House, so I feel that Davis will be able to get most if not ALL of the congressional delegations support.

Only Allen will probably steer clear.

There is speculation, but then theres out of the ball park. Someone to take "Davis-moderates, and Gilmore conservatives" simply does not exist.

 
At 12/11/2005 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

I dind';t mean a third party, I meant a third person in the GOP primary. And it was just a question, I really don't think it would work. It was just a thought. Virgle Goode, albeit then a Democrat, tried for the Senate twice, in 84 and 94. But your right, if Warner doesn't run, Davis would be the heavy heavy favorite and given the value of his home base, I think even I woudl vote for him for the sake of keeping the seat. Gilmroe would have to find some SERIOUS dirt on Davis to pull it off. Its just because Goode has tried for the Senate before that made me think he would try again, maybe to court himself as a sort of "unity" candidate. I wasn't endorsing it, rather exploring the possibility

 
At 12/12/2005 09:27:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Like I said folks, Warner will either coronate Davis or he will be taken out of the Senate chambers some day on a cold slab. You got it here first...

 
At 12/12/2005 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Robert said...

I voted for Davis, not because I prefer his ideology, but because Gilmore doesn't have a ghost of a chance of beating a Democrat -- not after the gas tax fiasco. If a conservative 3rd candidate showed up, I would definitely prefer him to Davis.

 
At 12/19/2005 12:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Paul Harris as a horse in this race????

 

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