Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Election Day

It's 5am and I just returned from signing five Fairfax polling locations. No sign of the Herring campaign yet. Today is an important day for the Republican Party, Northern Virginia, and for Supervisor Mick Staton. I am going to go put up some specialty signs up with Staton CM Kellie DeRouen, and then will be opening at Lees Corner East/West. This is a swing precinct, which went for Bush in '04(52-48), but did not vote for Republicans in '05(Bolling lost to Byrne 45-55) It votes hard for Congressman Frank Wolf. It is also the home precinct of Chris Craddock, who lost it in the general. I will swing by home and put up what counts I have, as well as who is turning up at the polls around 8:45. Rain today could be good for Staton. Staton for Senate!


At 1/31/2006 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

TC: You're working hard for a democratic society. Hats off to you.

I look forward to the day when Republicans don't have to welcome rain and bad weather as a means of suppressing turnout.

At 1/31/2006 08:07:00 AM, Blogger Waltzing Matilda said...

TC- You are one of the few people I know that when the primary is over, you just as hard for the winner as you did for your guy. If the Repubican party had about a 1,000 more people like you we would be unstoppable.

At 1/31/2006 09:03:00 AM, Blogger BlackOut2005.com said...


There are 1,000 more people like him. They just feel unwelcome within the current exclusionary tactics deployed by some from within.

As soon as the Black Brigade is neutralized, you'll see a resurrection.

Do you really feel comfortable standing along side a lunatic like Delgaudio and state you're proud to be a part of the same organization?

At 1/31/2006 10:26:00 AM, Anonymous David said...

"I look forward to the day when Republicans don't have to welcome rain and bad weather as a means of suppressing turnout."

Is this an admission? May I quote you?

At 1/31/2006 12:20:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

David I was referring to TC's initial post about the rain being good for Staton. But it seems to be nearly a truism in recent elections that I hear our side (Rs) saying that low turnout favors GOP cnaidates (or, in primaries, "conservative" candidates). Part of that dynamic is that casual, sometime voters are more easily deterred by adverse weather, traffic, schedules, etc than are party faithful. but I do think it a desirable goal to get to a situation where Republicans rejoice at high turnout. So, yes, you can quote me on the fact that I want Republican candidates who do best when the turnout is spectacular.


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