From the WaPo this morning on the Linda Smyth-Charlie Hall primary:
"The issue infuriates Hall, who said that he has voted Democrat his whole life and that Connolly "has spent a hell of a lot more time in Tom Davis' company in the last six months than I have." His campaign produced records showing that Smyth voted in Republican primaries in 1988, 1989 and 1996.
"Meanwhile the other side is questioning my fitness as a Democrat," he said. "It seems like an odd tack to take. Anybody looking at my fundraising would see that if I had a congressman behind me, I'd be in a different boat." Smyth enjoys a commanding edge, $77,856 to Hall's $3,685, according to the latest reports.
Smyth said she has "no recollection" about 1988 and 1989 but confirmed that she voted for U.S. Sen. John Warner (R) in his 1996 primary."
This isn't the first time this has become an issue in Fairfax County this year. George Barker also voted in the 1989 Republican Primary.
What was the 1989 Republican Primary? It was the election to pick a Republican nominee to challenge Doug Wilder for Governor.
So what did Linda Smyth and George Barker have against Doug Wilder?