Monday, June 29, 2009

Cantor's 2010 VA Predictions

Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-7th) predicted that Republicans would pick-up three House seats here in Virginia next congressional cycle, specifically those of Nye, Perriello, and Connolly. Of course, Cantor must speak as if from a position of strength, but the ease in which Republicans believe these districts will flip is naive at best, laughable at worst.

Within the Fifth District, as we well know, all eyes are on Virgil Goode:
Another possible rematch could be brewing in Perriello’s 5th district where Cantor said former Rep. Virgil Goode (R) — who was defeated in one of the biggest upsets of 2008 — is close to making a decision on whether he’ll try to win back his old seat.

Reached on Tuesday, Goode would only say that he hopes to make a decision “in the not too distant future,” but most Republican insiders expect he’ll eventually join the race.

And, the end of this fundraising quarter (June 30th) will provide better clarity on Goode's position to run against Rep. Perriello.


CWPNRG? said...

Cantor is well aware that it's going to take more than a bit of effort. That being said, I would not be surprised if the delegation's makeup remained the same in 2010. I'm also a pessimist beyond belief, so take it with a grain of salt.

Drew said...


You sound like an optimist to me! :-)