OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, April 14, 2006 :::

The GOP's Headwinds

A small item in the WSJ's Washington Wire that's worth noting regarding the 2006 elections:

Nationally, cautions Republican consultant Craig Shirley, "there's an undertow of the base not turning out to vote."

The GOP caught a glimpse of that "undertow" here in Virginia last year. The results weren't pretty for some, but overall, Virginia's Republicans managed to reach the shore mostly intact. Will congressional Republicans be able to do the same this year -- or, should the House of Delegates crack on taxes -- will any of them reach safety in 2007?

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 4/14/2006 1 comments


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