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

Monday, June 26, 2006 :::

Hotline Looks at Allen v. Webb

The Hotline's "Weekender" focuses on the Allen-Webb Senate contest -- with a strong Allen slant.

The conclusions may or may not hold up over the course of the campaign, but this one is hard to disagree with:

The media will cover the race with resources that only Hillary Clinton's inaugural Senate bid could justify. Virginia is right next to Washington, where the Hotline publishes and most of the nation's national political reporters spend their days. The national issue paradigm will be too hard to ignore; the '08 implications will be irresistible.

Add to that the intense dislike some Virginia political reporters have for Allen, and the coverage ought to be downright suffocating.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/26/2006 2 comments


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