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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Desparate to Keep Senate Majority Democrats Attack Guns

This article from the Washington Times reports that in the final weeks of the campaign that will determine which party controls the state senate for the next four years, Democrats battling in tough races in Northern Virginia are avoiding any connection to Obama's economy and are now focusing on guns and abortions in their attacks on Republican challengers.
The state Democratic Party in another Northern Virginia state Senate race created a website highlighting what it describes as the “extreme” views on abortion and gun rights held by the Republican candidate, former Delegate Dick Black.

The campaign of his Democratic opponent, Shawn Mitchell, has also been pushing Mr. Black to release his answers to a Virginia Citizens’ Defense League survey. The gun-rights advocacy group, which Mr. Mitchell’s campaign claims is “far to the right of the National Rifle Association,” endorsed Mr. Black earlier this year.
Republican strategist Chris LaCivita says he's seen it all before.
Mr. LaCivita described the strategy as “the same line” used by state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds in his failed 2009 gubernatorial bid. 
It's no secret how Mr. Black responded on the VCDL candidate survey; the organization posts all of the  responses to their candidate surveys. All Mr. Mitchell has to do is go to the VCDL web site.

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