Winners and Losers in the Virginia Blogosphere
NLS took a beating last night. Riley reports that Ben was "60% accurate" in the Republican primary. Riley writes:
Looks like Ben Tribbett will have to be adjusting downward that “99.8% accurate so far” rating quite significantly. On his GOP senate predictions, he was 60% accurate. (That doesn’t even include the several outlandish posts where he claimed that Mark Tate would win or at least be in a squeaker of a contest.) In endorsements, he went 1 for 3 in the senate (McEachin being the only winner and Bell and Galligan losing.) That’s 33% there. In his House endorsements, Sullivan, Jackson and Light went down in flames while Simmons managed to escape the hex for a 25% success rate.Yes blog fans Ben took a beating last night. Riley and crew went 5 for 7 to get a 71.43%. With one still pending they could get 75% if Lucas wins, or 62.5 if she loses. I would call that a great night for the Virtucon crew!
VCAP hit 1 of 3 picks. Jill Holtzman Vogel, Senate District 27 won with 64.86% of the vote. Scott Sayre lost but received 47% of the vote. Joe Blackburn lost but received 49.18% of the vote. That should end the notion that VCAP is a paper tiger in Virginia. Even though Stocsh and Hanger won, they were sent a clear message last night. One can only believe that VCAP would have hit the trifecta in a closed primary. VCAP did well last night, I know it and you know it, but don't look for many to admit it. Incumbents Hanger and Stocsh should have cruised to super majority victories. That did not happen.