February 2, 2013
Best news I've heard in months ~ Barker definitely deserves a little bit of consolidation WITH MORE REPUBLICANS!
But yes, let's have another African American guaranteed state senate district. Eventually they'll tire of being Democrat lackeys and recall why they got that extra seat the Democrats didn't arrange or them to have.
Then, they'll vote with the Republicans!
All or that.
BTW,when I moved to this state it was still ONE PARTY and Souvrn' seggies ran everything ~ and Northern seggies hepp'd them. I recall when Toady Puller and that crowd counted and recounted the ballots until Mr. Sanders, Virginia's first elected asian-american didn't win any more.
Tighten it way up on Toady ~ we are oversubscribed with her kind. Time to put some bright young people in office around here.
In response to:
Redistricting effort puts Fairfax County seats in the spotlight.
Four Northern Virginia state Senators are targets of a Republican-led effort to draw new districts — Sen. George Barker (D-39), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34). Democrats say the redistricting effort is a cynical attempt to take advantage of the absence of Sen. Henry Marsh (D-16), a prominent civil rights veteran, who was in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration on Monday. But state Sen. John Watkins (R-10) of Powhatan defended the effort as a way to create a sixth majority black Senate district in Southside. It passed the Senate on a 20-to-19 vote.