15th District Rundown
Jim Blubaugh of Rappahannock County is the dems' sacrificial lamb, taking on Todd Gilbert of Woodstock. For reference, this district encompasses all of Shenandoah, Page and Rappahannock Counties and Swift Run precinct in Rockingham. Gilbert has an A from the NRA and Blubaugh has an F. Thats right folks, a candidate in the valley with an F rating from the NRA. Its gonna be ugly.
Today in the Northern Virginia Daily they are reporting that Blubaugh is challenging Gilbert to a debate before the election. This is incredible. He is actually calling for a debate less than 3 weeks before the election. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this before. It is ridiculous. No one decides on a debate this close to the election. This is a clear sign of a campaign with absolutely nothing going on.
It just goes to show how bad this Blubaugh character is going to get his clock cleaned.
I am predicting Gilbert pulls at least 65% in this race if not more.
Gilbert has but one flaw, hes a wahoo. That sucks b/c he is replacing a Hokie.
UPDATE: The main reason Gilbert doesn't want to debate Blubaugh is that he can't stay with a position. The other night at the Luray VFW forum, Blubaugh was complaining how gas prices have hurt valley tourism and Gilbert said Blubaugh wanted to raise the gas tax. Blubaugh replied that he was amazed how much he was learning about himself b/c he never said he supported that. Fact is on the VA FREE survey, Blubaugh said he supports raising the gas tax. Also Blubaugh says he is opposed to gay marriage, but he didn't fill out the Family Foundation survey. Like I said before, this guy is on his way to be being crushed.