From WashPo "State election officials told the [Obama] campaign Friday [9/5/08] that 49,000 new voters signed up in August, a sharp increase from the 36,500 who signed up in July and the 28,000 who registered in June."
"...the August gain puts the Obama campaign very much on track toward its goal of signing up 150,000 new voters by the early October voter registration deadline, on top of the 142,000 new voters who registered during primary season."The Republican forces in Virginia continue to back-pedal, and remain in denial. McCain's Campaign Co-Chair, State Delegate Chris Saxman, is too busy with family matters to be worried about a formidable Republican counter-attack.
"... [new voters]could add up to about 1.75 percent of the anticipated state vote... "
"Nationally, more than 2 million Democrats have been added to the rolls in the 28 states that register voters according to party affiliation, according to the Associated Press. Republicans have lost nearly 344,000 thousand voters in the same states during the same period."
SWAC Girl: Any other thoughts about the convention? The line-up? The next two months? Convention?
Chris Saxman: No real thoughts…still have three soccer games this weekend to go to and a ton of work to knock out so I really have not thought about it too much. I have watched very little of the Democrats convention just been too busy with work and the kids practices and Mary Kathryn’s first varsity volleyball game! Lee beat Harrisonburg in 5 games!!!
The line up? I am sure it will be great. But the convention will be a complete introduction of John McCain to the country and people who have not paid attention will be amazed at his story and hopefully inspired by it to serve, as he says, a cause greater than themselves.
Next two months? It is going to be awesome.
Awesome? Exactly... Like wow, that's the same word Virginia Democrats are using, dude.
Meanwhile, support for Republican Senate hopeful, Jim Gilmore, has all but collapsed, as a polls show Mark Warner drawing a broad coalition of support from moderate Republicans, Independents and solid Democratic support for the "radical centrist". While Warner didn't excite Dems on the national stage in Denver, Virginia Democrats were energized by his speech. Some local Democrats think Warner will have an up-the-ticket coat-tail effect for Obama-Biden.
Latest polls suggest the surge of Obama's Blue Boots is getting the job done in Virgina. Obama has recently gained a slight edge over McCain , 45.9% to 44.6%, in multi-poll average trend data.