What’s Glenn Nye’s campaign slogan going to be? “Don’t vote for a Republican – he’ll vote just like me!”
Glenn Nye’s first six months in office has got to have Democrats wondering why they worked so hard to replace Thelma Drake.
Although Nye voted for the Obama stimulus package that promised to keep unemployment under 8% (It’s now 9.5%), Nye voted with Republicans to send the bill back to committee for a rewrite and to delay the vote on the stimulus plan.
Nye also voted against Obama’s budget, and he voted against the massive cap-and-trade bill (UPDATE) Nye even went as far to send out different emails on cap and trade, one touting the bill’s passage, and one touting his vote against it.
Judging from his recent comments, he doesn’t seem ready to vote for the Democrats’ health care takeover.
2010 has no President on the ballot. No Senator either. Can Nye win the 2nd if his base stays home, figuring that the voting records of Nye and his Republican opponent would likely be not that different?
Guess that depends a lot on his Republican opponent. And there are plenty. Drake announced she wasn’t running, but Chuck Smith has been for months. Smith says all the right things, and is probably hoping to be the Creigh Deeds of the nomination process – wait for the others to self-destruct and say “I’m still here” at the right time.
Energy is abounding for Scott Rigell of Freedom Automotive, who is quietly gaining support and endorsements from his years of supporting Republican candidates. Rigell’s Achilles’ heel is a $1,000 check to Barack Obama, not exactly the recipe for taking on the Obama administration. Some Dems may actually think the Republican has supported Obama more than the Democrat if this race gets down to Nye vs. Rigell.
Former Navy SEAL Ed Maulbeck, Naval Academy graduate and current naval reserve captain Ben Loyola, current VB GOP chair and ex-military himself Ken Golden, and former Councilman Richard Maddox all have made varying statements expressing interest.
And it’s only July. Anyone’s race at this point, but if the GOP nominates someone that doesn’t inspire turnout, and Nye keeps voting like Thelma Drake, this may be the lowest turnout election in recent memory.