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Party Suicide Watch

By ThinkProgress on October 27, 2007 at 2:08 pm

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Ed Kilgore watches the Virginia Republican Party march off the cliff, adopting an unusual nominating process that would have guaranteed that the relatively moderate Rep. Tom Davis stood no chance of becoming the party’s Senate nominee, thus pushing Davis to bow out of the race. Now I suppose from a conservative point of view you could point out that Davis probably would have lost to super-popular Mark Warner anyway, but considering that Virginia was a solidly Republican state as recently as two or three years ago it’s pretty absurd for the GOP to be essentially conceding a Senate seat there, leaving the DSCC free to spend its money against Republican incumbents in Maine, Oregon, Minnesota, etc.

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