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Daniel…..Breaking down the West Virginia 1st Congressional District of U. S. Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV 1) as Votes come in…..

Hello Folks!

Here is a little breakdown of the West Virginia First Congressional District as Votes come in tonight:

The I -79 Corridor vote

To win, Mollohan will need to pile on the votes in the northern panhandle area of the district, which includes Wheeling and Weirton, while retaining the support he typically registers in the areas along the Interstate 79 Corridor—Fairmont, Morgantown, and Clarksburg.

“If Mollohan’s not doing well in the I-79 Corridor, he’s in for a long night,” said Mike Plante, a Democratic strategist in the state. “If he’s not racking up strong numbers in those areas, it’s going to be tough.”

While Mollohan has traditionally performed well in the corridor, there are signs this cycle might be more difficult. Anti-abortion groups have turned their fire on their former ally for backing the health care reform bill and have papered the region with mailers blasting the congressman.

Even if Mollohan captures the nomination, Republicans say they will be looking at Mollohan’s vote total in the key corridor as a test of his vulnerability.

“If Oliverio can get within 10 percent of Alan Mollohan in the I-79 corridor, it gives Republicans a great chance to beat Alan Mollohan in the general election,” said Republican strategist David Avella, a veteran of West Virginia campaigns.

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May 11, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Easily the most interesting Race tonight. IF Mollohan loses many other Dems will follow.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. That is your hope…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Specter will go down I think. Lincoln too either in a Primary Run-Off or in the General.

      It’s time to clean up the mess Democrats have created this past year.

      Comment by Daniel G. | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. He, he, he so we can have some new Republicans to make their mess……

    Remember Daniel…..

    They all have this in common….

    THEY ARE POLITICIANS……

    Never forget that………

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 11, 2010 | Reply

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