Friday, January 15, 2010

Electoral strategery

Looks like Virginia Republicans are going for at least somewhat more libertarian election strategy:
The campaign strategy employed effectively last year by Republican Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell is shaping up to become the model for GOP candidates in Virginia 11th congressional district.

McDonnell, who won in a landslide on Nov. 3 against Democrat Creigh Deeds, had passed muster with social conservatives but hewed almost exclusively to an economic platform, touting job-growth proposals while decrying national Democratic initiatives on health care, jobs and the environment.

The battle for the wealthy suburban district looks ready to follow the same contours. The two Republican hopefuls seeking to oppose Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly have given no more than a passing nod to abortion and other social issues. Instead, Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity and businessman Keith Fimian are framing the race in almost purely fiscal terms.
Very interesting. Hopefully this catches on elsewhere.

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