Virginia Senate 06 isn’t just a race… Coleman is winning the money race by a factor 7 to 1 according to VPAP — and that’s a big deal.
Go over some of the history of the 6th District too. Nick Rerras held this seat for well over a decade. The numbers aren’t exactly looking good for Lewis thus far, and inside sources close to the Coleman campaign are cautiously optimistic on the surface… but underneath they are positively giddy about Coleman’s chances.
This race isn’t just winnable folks. Coleman has the edge — and it all comes down to turnout on Tuesday.
Lewis’ ads thus far have been borderline whiny — defensive, short, and long on explanation despite having a five-day introduction period before Coleman became the nominee. In fact, some of the first ads Lewis put out was a defense of his liberal/progressive record.
Coleman meanwhile has been making all the right moves on technique, hitting on Lewis’ 96% lock-step voting record with the Democratic Party and a consistent support for tax hikes. Given the last time Lewis has had to face serious opposition was in 2003, Lewis is proving to have an extremely thin skin when it comes to competitive State Senate seats.
Meanwhile, as Lewis whines, Coleman is running ads such as these:
That’s good stuff folks. Doing what’s right when no one is looking is the definition of character, ladies and gentlemen. If Coleman sticks up for his employees with excellent healthcare coverage, you know Coleman is going to do the right thing in the Virginia General Assembly.
So how could things improve even more for Coleman? Simple — the Coleman campaign just made a key acquisition in Virginia political veteran Marissa Pugmire-Findlay. Veterans like that should be given their due credit… because Marissa is going to make sure the GOP works down in the 6th.
…and the forecast for Tuesday? Clear, sunny, and cold with a morning low of 16F and a high of 41F.
Turnout. Turnout. Turnout. (and Obamacare)
Keep this in mind too. Should Coleman pull things off in the 6th District, that’s a 21-19 Virginia State Senate, meaning that incoming LG Ralph Northam will not only have just promoted himself into obscurity, his ambition will have single-handedly given the Republicans complete control of the General Assembly — both houses, committee appointments and all.
Best of luck mismanaging the Commonwealth with that sort of watchdog, Governor McAuliffe.