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The next election

My latest op-ed appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. The Republican primary for U.S. Senate is barely registering with voters outside of those who already follow politics closely. That makes for a pretty steep hill for anyone other than George Allen to climb. Jamie Radtke has begun airing radio ads, which may garner her a few more points in the final tally, but it’s a long way to go. A recent Washington Post Poll has her at 5%, while Allen has 62%.

Not enough has been written about this primary, in my opinion, which is a shame because one of these candidates could wind up being our next U.S. Senator. There’s a whole lot of time between now and November and anything could happen. I hope we get some more articles over the next three weeks so that voters will be engaged enough to show up on June 12.

My column appears in The Virginian-Pilot on Wednesdays (unless something comes up, in which case it’s Thursdays). You can see the columns as they are published here, or navigate to them from the PilotOnline.com homepage by clicking on Opinion and then choosing my name at the bottom of the dropdown list. You can also see the columns by liking my Facebook page. Although my column appears weekly, I am not and have never been an employee of The Virginian-Pilot.

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