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Monday, May 24, 2010

Griffith Wins GOP Nod To Oppose Rep. Boucher

On Saturday, House of Delegates Majority Leader Morgan Griffith won the GOP nod to face NRA endorsed and "A+" rated Representative Rick Boucher. Griffith won the Republican nomination at a Saturday convention where he prevailed on the first ballot over five lesser-known challengers. According to CQ Politics:

Republican officials expect that Griffith will give Boucher one of his closest races in a career in which the Congressman has usually won by overwhelming margins. The National Republican Congressional Committee has included Griffith in the top echelon of its "Young Guns" candidate recruitment program.

Unlike Boucher's previous opponents, Griffith has a voting record, including a great voting record on Second Amendment related issues where he earned an "A+" NRA rating in his 2009 reelection campaign for the House of Delegates.

This should be a very interesting race to watch. With the issue of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms being a draw between the two candidates, look for both to appeal to voters on other issues important in this south west Virginia district.

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