Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Special Elections

The polls have closed on the 4th Senate race and 3rd HOD race tonight. In the 4th, Ryan McDougle (R) is leading with 82% of the vote, with 53% of the precincts reporting (he won King & Queen County with 74% of the vote, Essex with 75 and Spotslvania and King William with over 80).

In the 3rd, Dan Bowling (D) leads with 61% of the vote with only 35% of precincts in, with Shea Cook lagging behind with only 25%. The good thing here is that most of the votes are Buchanan and Russell County, so that is where Bowling will do well anyway. In fact, Russell County is done w/ Bowling garnering 71% of the vote, but it is a marginal part of the district.

I will continue to make updates until the race is over.

UPDATE: With 62.5% of precincts in the 4th and the Republican McDougle leading 83-17, I think we can safely call Ryan McDougle the winner in that race.
We can also call the 3rd for the democrat Dan Bowling who leads 63-26 with about 69% of precincts in.


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