11th Congressional District Primary

While the presidential primary grinds its way to a conclusion, things are heating up here in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Primary.  Tom Davis isn’t running for re-election, and the district is widely believed to have high potential to swing Democratic.  Leslie Byrne and Gerry Connolly are slugging it out, with the primary coming up on June 10th.  We’ve gotten something in the mail pretty much every day this week, with people coming door to door as well.  (And this is a hilly neighborhood — the canvassers looked like they hadn’t quite realized what they were signing up for.)

The campaigns have released competing poll results, each claiming that they’re way ahead of their opponent.  I don’t know what the truth is, but I can say that in the campaign literature I’ve received, Byrne’s name and face are clear on the outside, while you have to open up Connolly’s to see who it’s from.  That makes me think she’s got the advantage. 

2 Responses to “11th Congressional District Primary”

  1. dave.s. Says:

    This is one of the elections where I would prefer a ‘none of the above’ option. The ick factor on each of them is pretty high. I wish Kate Hanley were running.

  2. K Says:

    I grew up in that district! Tom Davis is pretty much the only Republican I have ever consistently voted for. I went to HS with Leslie Byrne’s kids. I was always very impressed with her.
    Thanks for the update. Here in Wisconsin, we don’t get much news on VA Congressional races…

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