Months away from November and the news is a’flying with announcements regarding who’s in and who’s out on the ballot.
Starting off with the news that a rematch of the 2006 Virginia Senate election could be in the offing as Republican George Allen has announced that he is a candidate for the seat he lost to Jim Webb, the Democrat who currently holds one of the two Senate seats from the Old Dominion.
For his part in this play, Senator Webb has stated that he will make a go/no-go decision by the end of March.
February 10, 2011 Update
Senator Webb announces he will be retiring and will not seek re-election.
We now return you to your regularly scheduling blogging.
As a Virginian for the past twelve years, I am curious to see if anyone else locally of the GOP persuasion steps in to challenge Allen.
Zooming in to my local area, comes the news that Stevens Miller has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Miller’s decision makes him the fourth Supervisor, along with Lori Waters, Susan Klimek Buckley, and Sally Kurtz to announce they will not try for their current position come the November elections of this year.
This election promises to be quite interesting since all nine positions on the Board are up for election and, just to make things even spicier, it’s time for the decennial task of redrwaing the election districts.
Grab the popcorn…these elections promise fun.