The importance of the upcoming elections includes control of 2010 redistricting. Look back at the 2000 Republican-led redistricting, and how it brought us Senator Creigh Deeds.
Look at his district. A district built for Emily Couric. Take the Democratic stronghold of Charlottesville, string together enough rural areas to reach the population requirement and strengthen nearby Republican districts.
Last night, I enjoyed reading Waldo's flashback to Deeds' nomination after Couric's death in 2001. Country boy beat the city slickers then, and did it again Tuesday night.
I watch Charlottesville TV, and Bath County isn't in the coverage area. But Deeds is the state senator.
Interesting lesson to remember as this redistricting gets underway.