Car Dealers for Congress
There are other impressive candidates running for Congress this November who aren't car dealers.
10:15 AM, Aug 27, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Christian Science Monitor reporter Gail Russell Chaddock wrote this story yesterday about Democrats' tough sledding heading toward November, and specifically the congressional race in Virginia's 11th congressional district between incumbent Democrat Gerry Connelly and Republican challenger Keith Fimian.
It's a fairly positive piece about GOP prospects overall and Democrats' challenge in November.
The article highlights Democrats' attempts to scare voters about the prospects of a Republican congressional majority:
But then out of nowhere in the middle of the story, writing about Republican recruitment successes, Chaddock notes:
Okay, sounds like a reasonable strategy and accurate assessment.
But then she gives only these two examples:
I'm sympathetic to writers losing copy into the digital abyss due to editorial space constraints. So let’s give Ms. Chaddock the benefit of the doubt.
But am I the only one who thinks it's odd that of the "78 entrepreneurial candidates" the only two examples of recruitment success (besides Fimian) are used car dealers?
Other than that, the piece is strong evidence of a deteriorating political environment for the Democrats in previously fairly safe seats.
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