News out of Wise:
There are, believe it or not, people in Southwest Virginia who think Obama and Pelosi have done a swell job. Both Morgan Griffith and I beg - beg! - all five of them to vote for Rick Boucher. As for the rest of the 9th Congressional District, come on down! November 2! Let's party! Be there or be ...
Tea partiers undaunted by uphill battle in Fightin' 9th
By Steve Igo, Kingsport Times-News
WISE — Some of that old-time religious fervor rocked Zion Family Ministries church in Wise on Saturday.
How that translates into shaking the rock-solid foundation of the 28-year political career of incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Abingdon, remains to be seen, but the resolve and enthusiasm to try was in plentiful supply.
Denied the use of the Wise County Fairgrounds, a politically riled-up bunch of Tea Party adherents, independents, Republicans and disenchanted Democrats voiced their rejection of the Obama administration in general and the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in particular.
Boucher was placed on a well-targeted bull’s-eye along with Obama and Pelosi, particularly with state Delegate Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, majority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, making a campaign appearance. Griffith is challenging Boucher’s 28-year hold on the 9th District congressional seat for the Nov. 2 elections.
“I’m telling people if you like Pelosi, if you like Obama, then vote for Boucher,” Griffith told about 200 angry voters. “But if you want to change that, then vote for me.” [link]
... a loser ...