In case I have any local readers, here’s the skinny on local events:
1) GOTV Rally w/Tea Party Patriots
Monday Nov 1 -4-5:30 PM
Fountain Plaza, Town Center, Virginia Beach
2) We need lots and lots of volunteers to work the polling places, handing out literature- contact Keith Freeman – firstname.lastname@example.org
3) The Hampton Roads Tea Party is hosting a Victory Tea Party on Election Night-
801 Eden Way North
6-10:00 PM (or so)
Bring a coat for the clothing drive
Order of the menu (prices $6- 15)
Since the GOP primary, I have avoided discussion of my own district, VA-2, for a couple of reasons. First, the specter of a third-party candidate (Kenny Golden) splitting the conservative vote is just too depressing. Second, I am already pulling up roots mentally, because we move to another duty station in seven short months.
Happily, I waited long enough to find that other people have done the hard work. Hampton Roads Tea Party leader Karen Miner Hurd puts it this way:
“Our nation is on the brink. This is no time for ego. . . . It is time to do everything we can to stop the runaway Congress and the Obama-Reid-Pelosi machine. We ask Kenny Golden, a brilliant man who has served his country so well, to serve it once more by ending his candidacy for the 2nd District Congressional seat.”
Unhappily, it seems unlikely that Kenny Golden will pull out of the race. Will this actually be helpful, causing disaffected Nye voters to see Golden as their alternative? Or will he split the conservative vote?
It looks like the race is tight enough to make the Golden vote crucial, one way or another: new-cnu-poll-finds-rigell-vs-nye-a-dead-heat.
Bah! A nail biter, right in my backyard. Didn’t I already mention that the suspense is killing me?