National Democratic leaders hope that Mark Warner will be their ticket to taking the seat away from the GOP. Warner's term as governor ended in January 2006, and he left office with high favorable ratings. Warner then flirted with running for the White House.Mark Warner is a positive, high-energy campaigner. I predict a well run, fun campaign for Virginia Democrats next year.
Virginia was once a reliable red state, but Democrats have won three major statewide elections there this decade.
"Virginia has been a reliable Republican state since the 1960s with an occasional Democratic breakthrough," said CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider. "Now those breakthroughs are becoming more frequent."
Thursday, September 13, 2007
CNN: Mark Warner makes Virginia a battleground state
Next year is going to be a lot of fun: