You know it’s a bad year for Democrats when they’re pulling support and funds from the same guys they lauded as proof they could appeal in all 50 states just two years ago. Tom Periello is getting destroyed in the polls by Robert Hurt in VA 5, and the New York Times is now reporting that Democratic officials have openly acknowledged that Perriello’s chance of reelection are slim. Recent polling, as noted over at Bearing Drift, has Hurt up 26 points on Perriello.
After speaking to a few colleagues in the blogosphere, it seems likely that Democrats are going to start pulling resources from races like Perriello’s and dumping them into races like Gerry Connolly’s, where the numbers don’t look quite as bad. That makes sense – better to cut off an arm than lose the whole patient.
In the meantime, things are looking great for a Republicans in a number of places across Virginia, including in the Fighting 9th, where Rick Boucher’s lead on Morgan Griffith is shrinking – down to 50%, his lowest poll rating since he won his seat.
This looks like it’s going to be a pretty good November for Republicans in Congress.