There’s no question that Boucher will be well-funded and will enjoy the advantages of long-term incumbency. But for the first time in a long while, he’s saddled with a lock-step liberal voting record – supporting Nancy Pelosi nearly 97 percent of the time.
Virginia’s 9th District is an excellent opportunity to elect a Republican who understands and represents the interests and needs of the local area, not San Francisco. In November, this seat is a solid Republican pick-up opportunity, with non-partisan political handicapper Charlie Cook giving VA-09 a PVI rating of R+11. Electing Morgan Griffith will take another vote away from Nancy Pelosi, defeat the national energy tax, and ensure the economic viability of Southwest Virginia.