In the primary between Senate Majority Leader Walter Stosch and Joe Blackburn, there have been some big developments recently. Blackburn recently had a kickoff that was very well attended, and got a buzz going that this is a very serious challenge. Meanwhile, the Henrico GOP had an election for Chairman recently, and over 90% of this district is in Henrico County. Blackburn backed the Sheriff Mike Wade for Chairman while Walter backed the opposition. Wade went on to win a huge victory which essentially gave Blackburn control of the local party. I'm also hearing Blackburn has hired Gilmore's key consultants with Creative Direct doing his mail while Boyd Marcus consults on the race.
This one is turning into a real battle.
Outlook: Leans Stosch.