It sounds that part of Harrington's loss was related to strategy. With such a high turnout election, I think the GOP underestimated what effect it would have. That coupled with Shannon Valentine supposedly being the coordinator for both Kerry and Kaine in the area should have aided her in knowing what to do to get out the vote for her people. Even so, this is not a super conservative area (even though it's Jerry Falwell's home base) and Preston Bryant voted accordingly. The area is still conservative and they will not accept a flaming liberal as their representative either. Valentine claims she is a moderate, and I imagine she better act that way in order to stay in the seat. It will be interesting to watch how she votes in the upcoming session.I suggest the GOP start recruiting and grooming someone right now, to setup a campaign against her in two years.