Huge news out of Va-9

    Rick Boucher was first elected in 1982 and I well remember the shock that we Virginia Republicans felt when he defeated long time Representative William Wampler. Re-elected without fanfare every two years since, Boucher has come to seem virtually unbeatable. Until now. Southwest Virginia is coal country. For decades Boucher has remained in office in large measure because he caters to the coal industry and | Read More »

    Rick Boucher (D, VA-09) buys new car with campaign money.

    Via… Not Larry Sabato, who cannot be happy about the fact that his fully-justified anger at seeing a 14 term Democratic Congressman use campaign finance money to buy himself a nice, new car is now showing up as yet another reason why to vote for Rick Boucher’s opponent Morgan Griffith, who is not using special-interest money to buy himself shiny new automobiles.  I know this | Read More »

    Rick Boucher (D, VA-09) buys new car with campaign money.

    Via… Not Larry Sabato, who cannot be happy about the fact that his fully-justified anger at seeing a 14 term Democratic Congressman use campaign finance money to buy himself a nice, new car is now showing up as yet another reason why to vote for Rick Boucher’s opponent Morgan Griffith, who is not using special-interest money to buy himself shiny new automobiles.  I know this | Read More »

    More news out of VA-9

    From Larry Sabato’s Center for Politics: VA-9 (Rick Boucher-D) Rating Change: Safe D to Likely D When an incumbent member of Congress who has represented the same district for 28 years draws a challenger who does not even live in the district should he be worried? If the incumbent is Virginia Democrat Rick Boucher then yes. Boucher’s district is coal country, comprised of the entire | Read More »