Jim Webb Wins-Not in Wise County or the Coalfields
I said Harris Miller would carry my area and he did. Brian Patton did not believe me...Heh ole buddy! I was off on the percentage as it turned out to be 64%-36% for Miller in Wise County. Brian said his county called Dickenson was for Webb and he was right. If nothing else Brian and I can say we are in touch with our home base. I did pretty good calling a democratic primary. Brian notes in his post that Webb won the fighting 9th district, but not by the expected margin many predicted. Webb solidly lost the entire Coalfield region. Wise, Buchanan, Lee, Tazewell, and Russell all went for Miller. Dickenson and Scott for Webb. This region was touted as Webb's base. Wrong. This is Allen Country. I really thought Miller would win. I also really wanted Webb to win. I have said all along he will be easier for Allen to defeat. Now it begins.
The Bearing Drift Podcast with Ben Tribbett of Northern Virginia, Vivian Paige of Norfolk and special guests Larry Roberts of Gov. Kaine's office and Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) is up. When Moran speaks you can feel JR's pain. A great discussion on this primary and the impact of bloggers on the outcome. This is the real deal here!