One piece of trivia that many observers may not be aware of is the lack of a victory in a primary for two of Virginia's oldest political consultants. Ever. Mike Henry and Mo Elleithee were both involved in Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign, and Mike lost the US Senate primary in 2004 in Illinois to some guy (Barack Obama). Mike also lost Mark Shriver's campaign in Maryland in 2002. Mo's greatest primary glory was in Florida in 2002 when Janet Reno and her "red truck" campaign went down. Also, Harris Miller's campaign in 2006 jumps to mind for Mo. They have however been very successful in general election campaigns in Virginia- helping both Mark Warner and Tim Kaine get elected.
Being primary win virgins, Mike and Mo might be wondering what winning a primary feels like. Having been on the winning side of multiple primaries, I wanted to give them an advance heads up of what it is like.
It feels like warm apple pie... this video might help demonstrate.