Monday, October 31, 2011

Firearm Freedoms Move to Front Burner in Northern Virginia Senate Race

I told Cam Edwards on Friday night that while economic issues are probably what voters are most concerned about this election, it seems that a group of Democrat candidates are hoping to make their races a referendum guns.

In line with those thoughts, today's Washington Post Virginia Politics blog has this post about the race in the 31st State Senate District between Arlington County Board member Barbara Favola (D) and businesswoman Caren Merrick (R).
Gun rights has become one of the most divisive issues in their contest and other state legislative races in Northern Virginia, where many voters are more liberal on gun issues than voters in other parts of the state. Democrats in the region have accused their Republican opponents of being overly supportive of gun rights and thus out of step with the area’s prevailing views.
Favola has made an issue of Merrick's NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, which earned her an "A-" rating and the NRA-PVF endorsement.  Favola received an "F" rating.

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