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  •  NOVA voters are savvy (4+ / 0-)
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    macdust, PaulVA, grrr, Harkov311

    and I don't say that to be self-congratulatory.  I mean that they are plugged into what is going on in politics and are very independent minded.  Add to that the fact that primary voters tend to be the political junkies among a group of sophisticated voters, and you get an election in which major media doesn't have that big a role.  Also, Miller spent so much time attacking Webb that he probably boosted Webb's name recognition and inspired some primary voters to go out (e.g. to the www)and find out more.  A whole lot of people, me included, saw (and see) Webb as a candidate who can beat Allen by drawing moderate Republicans back to our side.  Harris Miller struck me as a good man, but one that posed no serious chance of challenging Allen.  Let's hope we're right.

    "Going to church does not make us Christians any more than stepping into our garage makes us a car." --Rev R. Neville

    by catleigh on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 06:50:57 PM PDT

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    •  90,000 dKossers. (2+ / 0-)
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      macdust, PaulVA

      Probably an unusually heavy concentration in VA.  Who knows, it could've made a difference.

      Is America finally suffering from Idiot Fatigue?

      by LarryInNYC on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 07:41:49 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know much about Miller, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      DaleA, Harkov311

      he is a traditional establishment Democrat & he smelled to me like a loser. I went with Webb. Sure, he's a pig in a poke, but he's combative, & that's what I want to see. If the Democratic nominee is going to lose, at least let him go down swinging.

      We should deport all immigrants and descendants of immigrants immediately!

      by Shiborg on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 09:03:26 PM PDT

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