On the state of the Virginia GOP
Kidd: “To use an analogy…we’re in the middle of trench warfare in the fields of Northern France and half of the Republicans are charging over the hill, bayonets affixed, and the other half are hovering in the trenches, shaking.”
Leahy: “It’s a dumpster fire.”
Virginia voters took to the polls June 12th to pick nominees in both major parties for U.S. Congress. Republicans selected Prince William County Supervisor Corey Stewart as their standard-bearer to challenge President Trump’s favorite “total stiff”, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine in his bid for re-election.
Helping diagnose the election and set the stage for the General Election fight are Norm Leahy, columnist for the Washington Post and official political Monday morning quarterback on WRVA-1140AM and Dr. Quentin Kidd, director of the Wason Center for Public Policy and Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Christopher Newport University.
Issues addressed: The GOP brand (is it a “dumpster fire” or merely conflicted?), Democrats nominating six female candidates, prospects of another “blue wave”, race and identity politics, and a look at each congressional district.
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Congratulations to Corey Stewart for his great victory for Senator from Virginia. Now he runs against a total stiff, Tim Kaine, who is weak on crime and borders, and wants to raise your taxes through the roof. Don’t underestimate Corey, a major chance of winning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
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