December 12, 2007
GOP holds on- OH-05, VA-01: Special Election Results Thread

Just in from blog:

Districts Lean R, but Special Elections Are Always Funky
By Adam C

OH-05 Results here. OH-05 went 61-38 for Bush over Kerry in 2004.

[UPDATE 10:45 PM] 100% reporting:
Latta (R) 57
Weirauch (D) 43

9:00 PM Eastern (25% reporting):
Latta (R) 55
Weirauch (D) 45

[UPDATE 9:25 PM]: The papers are calling it for Latta. He now leads 56-44 with just under half of the votes reporting. This combo of big wins seems to suggest that partisan R districts are holding up in a difficult environment where both parties and all parts of government are seen in a negative light. Note however that the NRCC and RNC had to get involved in OH-05 where they should not be needed. This takes money and time away from other tighter districts to spend on an R +10 area.

VA-01 looks like it is already over, Rep. Wittman (R) is now the newest Congressman. He won 62-36 in a district that Bush won 60-39 in 2004. Well done Rep. Wittman.

Posted by John425 at December 12, 2007 08:04 AM | Email This
1. Another slap for the Nutroots. I'm really looking forward to Darcy Burner's race in 2008. It's going to be fun to watch another Nutroots race in the 8th, that is actually conducted in the 1st. Burner has built a reputation on being a Code Pink style anti-war candidate. Not what the voters care about in all but the most Moonbat of districts.

Progressives have not yet figured out, that when their ideas are really given full sunlight, no normal Americans are interested.

You've gotta be a World Naked Bike rider, or a socialist, or a vegan activist, anti-war isolationist, etc. to truly repress rational philosophy and support the man hating, statist views of the Progressives. If you care at all about a reasonable tax burden, fair government for all, removing affirmative action racism, standing up to Islamic violence, balanced approaches to transit, maintenance of general civility and a moral culture, etc. then there is nothing for you in the Moonbat Progressive Wing of the Democrat party. And if you are a rational Democrat, and you espouse any of the sane views above, you'll be shouted down by the Progressive extremists who have hijacked the party.

Weirauch, like Burner here, is an outward Progressive. Voters in most reasonable districts reject such nonsense.

Posted by: Jeff B. on December 12, 2007 11:18 AM
2. thanks for the report, John425

Posted by: Misty on December 12, 2007 01:36 PM
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