Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Peace in the 97th

NLS has projected Republican Chris Peace the winner in the special election in the 97th House District. That stops the D momentum in special elections. Now on to electing Mick Staton!!!

13 Comments:

At 1/24/2006 11:15:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Staton needs to publicize Tim Kaine's huge transportation tax increase that came before his promised lock-box. How will Timmy make sure all that money is used just for roads?

 
At 1/24/2006 11:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it took Mark Warner 2 years to break his campaign promises on not raising taxes...it took Kaine less than 2 weeks.

 
At 1/24/2006 11:25:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Staton is looking good up here.

 
At 1/24/2006 11:27:00 PM, Anonymous Suedehead said...

Sorry, but the narrow margin still makes me nervous for the future. A Republican in this district should have won big......

 
At 1/25/2006 12:28:00 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

I would point out Montgomery ran strong in '01 against McDougle. What concerns me is that Peace could be a big target in '07 so he needs to make sure he does a good job as delegate.

 
At 1/25/2006 05:36:00 AM, Blogger James E. Martin said...

Mark Herring is running one hell of a campaign and i dont think there's any doubt the odds are in his favor.

 
At 1/25/2006 09:17:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Re: suedehead

You're right in one sense, but special elections are a different animal. Dem activists are motivated/delusional, and never forget that, in many of these races (I don't know the situation here) they are able to import a lot of paid union activists as full-time campaign workers (most union employees become full-time Dem campaign workers between Labor Day and Election Day). Here in Prince William, it's always entertaining to see the union thugs from Maryland working the polls in Election Day. Republicans with real jobs have to depend upon volunteers.

 
At 1/25/2006 11:47:00 AM, Blogger James E. Martin said...

"union thugs" dont have "real jobs"?

I am speechless; i think you owe 20 million hard-working Americans an apology.

 
At 1/25/2006 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Did he just use the words "union" and "hard working" in the same post? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Good one!!!

 
At 1/25/2006 12:48:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Come on Riley-

It's a case by case basis here.

 
At 1/25/2006 02:55:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

nova democrat, I know you like to misrepresent what people say, but I was referring to "paid union activists," i.e., union employees, not "union-represented employees." Maybe when you grow up and get a job, you'll understand the difference.

In fact, almost all of my clients are union-represented employees, forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, so I cannot associate myself with Riley's comment.

 
At 1/25/2006 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Okay. I'll admit my comment was out there, but intentionally so to get a rise out of people.

Growing up in Upstate NY, I knew plenty of union members who are good, hardworking people. Heck, one of my favorite people is a Teamsters leader there (and one of the biggest Clinton bashers I've ever met in my entire life.)

Not all union members are like Clavin or Newman, but there are some. I did work a few summers for NY state gov't and saw my share of lazy state employees who were members of AFSCME.

 
At 1/25/2006 06:02:00 PM, Anonymous Suedehead said...

I know this sounds weird, but I agree with Jim Young. Unions get away with virtual terrorism when people cross a picket line; you can ask my local UPS driver.

Knowing JY uses (most of) his energies battling Big Labor makes me happy.

Even though, in his world, I'm probably a RINO.

 

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