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, July 18, 2006

Keys to the Election - Overview

Since it is late July and we will be getting into full swing of the campaign season soon (hopefully anyway), I thought I would do a rundown of the several key areas of the state that have determined the election statewide in the past 10 years or so.

As most of you know, Virginia is basically a big GOP area with pockets of democrats. Unfortunately for us GOPs, those dem pockets are highly populated. Essesntially the election map breaks down into how far out the break-even line is from the center of the democratic stronghold (for example how far from Richmond city you have to go for the dem margin in Richmond to be elminated by the suburban GOP strongholds).

I will have 6 parts to this: the Roanoke Metro area, the 9th congressional district, Charlottesville area, Richmond Metro area, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia. I will break down these 6 areas and show what has happened over the past few years. I will also show what the basic strategy will be for this year.

I will have the Roanoke post up sometime tomorrow.


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