Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Creigh Deeds, brought to you by Republicans

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.

2 comments:

virginiavirtucon said...

I'm old enough to remember and have talked to people who did the 2001 Senate redistricting. It was done by Republicans and Democrats working together to protect incumbents who were planning on running for reelection. The only incumbent who was not protected was Leslie Byrne. That was because of shifting demographics and the bipartisan dislike of Leslie.

Mike said...

Thanks for the info.