Virginia GOP’s 8-3 edge on Hill in play

Democrats trying to cut into the Republicans’ 8-3 majority in the state congressional delegation could hardly ask for better conditions: a faltering economy, shifting demographics and a lingering war as unpopular as the Republican president directing it.

However, even a strong turnout by supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and heavily favored Democratic Senate candidate Mark Warner might not be enough to significantly alter the congressional delegation in Virginia, where the Republican-controlled General Assembly redrew districts in 2001 to help party incumbents.

Published in: on October 20, 2008 at 12:43 am  Leave a Comment  

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