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May 26, 2012


Stephen Spiker

Nunnelee beat Travis Childers, who was elected to the seat in a special election following Roger Wicker's appointment to the Senate after Trent Lott resigned.

Gene Taylor was defeated by Steve Palazzo.

James lightweis

Excellent post. I'm with Vaughn

Loudoun Lady

I met Ken Vaughn yesterday, he is impressive.

Brian W. Schoeneman

Chris, Perkins and Gene Taylor are personal friends and had been for years. His support had nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with personal relationships.

Friendship often trumps partisanship. One of my close friends from college - a fraternity brother of mine and my roommate for a year - is running for Congress in Arizona. Am I supporting him despite the fact that he's a Democrat? Of course.

Cut Perk a little slack on the Taylor connections. As for why he didn't vote in 2010, why don't you just ask him?

Fairfax conservative

It should be noted that Gene Taylor is far from your typical Democrat. In fact, he was one of the most conservative with a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 64.6%, which is higher than some Republicans. While I'm glad Taylor's gone, I think it's important that we keep Perkins' support in context.

Josh DiPietro

Frankly, I'm impressed that Perkins would honor a personal friendship and work for a Democrat of which I am proudly one. By working for Taylor he was obviously aware of the election and what is totally unacceptable is, with knowledge, he chose not to do the duty and vote. As a military man of which he seems so proud of, does he not understand what his service was all about for so many years.(http://bluevirginia.us/showDiary.do?diaryId=6753) What I do take exception with even more than that is this so called integrity. Congressman Connolly believes in prochoice and chooses to defend what he believes. Perkins claims he is prolife and yet chooses not to defend his beliefs and leave it up to the woman. Who has integrity? I vote Connolly. As a democrat, I would be fine having a republican who is prochoice, and for limitations on guns. I can't lose between Connolly or Perkins. Why isn't he running in the 10th where he lives against Wolf; I'm sure my fellow democrats would vote for a social liberal in uniform. I would.

Robert Kenyon

We'll get to see what happens, won't we? Pathetic that the GOP establishment, represented on this thread by Schoeneman, is supporting a Dem pretending to be a Republican, wrapping himself in the flag. He met Taylor through, among other things, going with him on a number of CODELs. Just another cog in the machine, and unworthy of support.

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