Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Frank Wolf Gets an Opponent UPDATED

From Roll Call magazine: Georgetown University Public Policy Institute Dean Judy Feder (D) is running against Wolf in November. While party campaign operatives are excited about her candidacy, it remains to be seen if the first-time candidate can raise the significant resources needed to compete in the area’s cost-prohibitive media market. Feder is close to former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), and she has already begun assembling a campaign team that includes former Daschle operatives as well as consultants involved in the 2005 victory of now-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D). UPDATE: A Commenter left us with this: Judy's Website and The DNCC on her I don't mean this in a harsh way-but after checking out her website, I would say Congressman Wolf has this race locked up. She does not seem like she will be able to relate in ANY WAY with folks in Loudoun and the Winchester area. She looks like the stereotypical ultra-left nutty professor. Agreed?

21 Comments:

At 2/08/2006 06:14:00 PM, Blogger LovettsvilleGOPer said...

Does this mean James Soccos won't be running again?

 
At 2/08/2006 06:44:00 PM, Blogger AWCheney said...

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At 2/08/2006 06:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Ms. Feder could be a very strong candidate. Wolf is well to the right of this district on a lot of issues.

 
At 2/08/2006 06:49:00 PM, Blogger AWCheney said...

What I meant say in the earlier post which I deleted, I believe it sounds like Frank finally has some serious opposition for a change. It's certainly not a time for him, or the Party, to be complacent.

 
At 2/08/2006 08:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awcheney --

I thought James Socas was serious. He certainly had some serious money.

But, for all his money, he didn't do considerably better than the previous challenger -- John Stevens of Broad Run. None of the media took John seriously. Washington Post never even acknowledged he was running.

Even though I've cast more votes for Frank Wolf than anyone else in my life, I actually voted for John Stevens in that race. John was the first Democrat in these parts courageous enough to leave the words "Pro Choice" off his campaign literature. For that he earned my vote.

Now, it's hard to find a Democrat out here who will even speak of "choice" or abortion. Time will tell if they've "moderated" or simply hiding their true colors.

 
At 2/08/2006 08:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the scoop:

http://www.judyfeder.org/

http://www.dccc.org/races/candidates/VA_10_Judy_Feder.html

 
At 2/08/2006 09:01:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

http://www.dccc.org/races/candidates/VA_10_Judy_Feder.html

is the link.

 
At 2/08/2006 09:19:00 PM, Blogger AWCheney said...

Annon. 8:44, Socas was, I suppose, as serious as any carpetbagger (in the most literal sense of the word...or is it term?) with virtually unlimited resources could be in a heretofore conservative Virginia Congressional District...lucky not to be laughed out of the state. Interesting that the Dems had to go all the way to California to run someone against Frank last time. They couldn't even find someone to move in from another district.

That said, serious, and credible, opposition from within the 10th Congressional District should not be taken lightly.

 
At 2/08/2006 09:28:00 PM, Blogger AWCheney said...

"She looks like the stereotypical ultra-left nutty professor."

Don't forget TC, she currently IS a professor. She'll wind up getting a total makeover by a professional campaign staff as soon as she becomes a serious and confirmed candidate. That's the easiest thing to change.

 
At 2/08/2006 09:36:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Ms.Cheney-

Still-

"I know James Socas, and she is no James Socas"

 
At 2/08/2006 09:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Socas is not a carpetbagger. He lived in the district well before the race ever became a glimmer in his eye.

He and his wife located in the McLean area because of James' activities on Capitol Hill, and because it was also proximate to his mother in Loudoun County, and she has lived there for a long time.

I just love the hypocrisy of Republicans calling people like James Socas and Mark Herring carpetbaggers, and then turning around and endorsing TRUE carpetbaggers like Eugene Delgaudio, who moved to Sterling at the behest of Dick Black simply and ONLY with the intention of running for Supervisor in Sterling.

Doug in Mount Vernon

 
At 2/08/2006 09:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Kaine won the 10th Congressional district, Fairfax County 10th elected Kaine, Caputo, Herring, and has definitely undergone a massive Democratic shift. Loudoun County has jsut demonstrated again that it's election of Dave Poisson over Black and Herring over Staton was not a fluke.

Wolf is no Black or Staton, but he is a Bush rubber-stamper, and he has reason to worry. Heck, he was worried with Socas since he ran the hypocritical "carpetbagger" commercial on James (only one year after endorsing true carpetbagger Delguadio).

On the other hand, I love when the GOP dismisses the credibility of its opposition. It's certainly good for my business. The business of electing Democrats.

Doug in Mount Vernon

 
At 2/08/2006 10:25:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

That's all we need is a Clinton administration wonk. I can see a whole lot of campaign strategy that Wolf's campaign can use on that.

 
At 2/08/2006 10:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks a bit too much like Al Franken.
Could be a trick.

 
At 2/09/2006 02:36:00 AM, Blogger Elle said...

"She looks like the stereotypical ultra-left nutty professor."

**elle shakes her head, disappointed that TC has resorted to that old standby, judging a female candidate's "looks"**

**elle wonders if she will be at a disadvantage next may when she receives her PhD, b/c she looks nothing like this "stereotypical ultra-left nutty professor"**

 
At 2/09/2006 06:39:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Congrats on your number three point.

 
At 2/09/2006 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Wolf is no Mick Staton, Dick Black, or for that matter Jerry Kilgore. He will win rather easily just because of his excellent constituent service. People in this district do not like anything related to Al Gore or Bill Clinton. By the way, she does look like a far left nutty professor. This will not bode well in this district. The DNC will not throw too much money into this race just because of the demographics. This race will cause Rep. Wolf to throw his campaign into a higher gear. In my opinion it would be much better for the Dems to nominate a "Virginia Democrat" than a DNC related person like Feder. Once again this is not a state election. Wolf won significantly in 04 and I expect the same next year especially since Allen is on the ticket.

 
At 2/09/2006 10:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

any money raised and spent is money that could have helped all of the other districts in the country you need to defend this year...

 
At 2/10/2006 04:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regrettably, Congressman Wolf has to watch his Democratic opponent and his own Republican Far Right Wing. Sad, but true. The Dick Black-Eugene Delgaudio Extreme Right Wing would love to see Wolf lose so that they could put up one of their own (Congressman Staton, Congressman Delgaudio, Congressman Stirrup, Congressman Black - take your pick) in 2008.
It is really disappointing that the Republican Party has this destructive Far Right Wing and gets more jollies out of hammering non-Far Right Wing Republicans than it does Democrats.

 
At 2/13/2006 03:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thegools said:

Image stereotypes and "carpetbaggers."

Shall we remember that Wolf himself is from PA and moved here just before running for office.

On stereotypes: I can see why you vote for idiots if you have already decided based on looks.

 
At 11/11/2011 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My advise to Feder is to save her time and money. For her to tout the relationship with Dashhound is a poor beginning. She brings little to the table and quite frankly is way out of her element. Probably a very nice, smart, and talented person....but what after all does that really do????

 

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