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Comments on Tim Kaine's Election Monday, November 14, 2005

Rick Howell had some great comments on his blog in the recent election of Tim Kaine as Virginia's governor.

Kaine focused on the Democratic majorities in northern Virginia and other urban areas. The campaign work of contacting "federal Dems" (people who vote Democrat in federal elections but often don't vote in statewide elections) was successful. Look at the majorities we rolled up in northern Virginia. I love the numbers out of Alexandria, for example.....But, this does not mean that Kaine ignored rural areas. He didn't. And he managed to win in places such as Danville, Martinsville and Henry County.

Howell went on to make some great points regarding Kaine's victory and the help he received from popular outgoing governor and possible presidential contender in 2008, Mark Warner.

One commenter did make a good point, this wasn't a mandate for Democrats. It's a feel good moment, sure, but it's not the beginning of the end for the Republicans either. The Democrats, in order to win are going to have to show much stronger across the board. Thanks for your great insight though Rick.

posted by Stithmeister @ 8:20 PM

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