Friday, July 25, 2008

CQ Politics Moves VA-10 Out of "Safe Republican" Category

CQ Politics moves VA-10 out of "Safe Republican" category.
Virginia’s 10th (New Rating: Republican Favored. Previous Rating: Safe Republican). As she did in 2006, Democrat Judy Feder is raising large sums of money for her campaign against Republican Rep. Frank R. Wolf , who is the dean of the state’s U.S. House delegation. Because she lost that first race by 16 percentage points, CQ Politics resisted moving Virginia 10 out of safe Republican territory. Rematch campaigns rarely are successful, and many rematch-minded candidates do worse the second time around. But the likelihood of a strong Democratic year statewide — Mark Warner is a strong favorite to win a Senate seat and Obama is polling competitively against McCain — could create an environment in which Feder could run a more competitive campaign.

There's still a long way to go and lot of hard work to do, but this race is moving in the right direction. Go Judy!

P.S. For all of CQ's ratings, see here.

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