A week from Tuesday, voters will decide the Republican nominees to run for U.S. Senate and in the 6th Congressional District, which stretches down western Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke.
We welcome your thoughts and thought we might provide a couple of additional notes and links, too.
Republicans held three debates around the state with the four Senate candidates. The first was held here in Roanoke.
In the 6th, Goodlatte has caught some heat for his support of the Stop Online Piracy Act and close ties with House leadership. But he’s run his campaign by talking about energy and economic issues while declining to comment on Kwiatkowski.
Kwiatkowski said she believes Goodlatte is running a whisper campaign and may hit her with a mailer this week: She says he’ll interpret her stance against foreign aid as anti-Israel, and she said he’ll cast her as a 9/11 “Truther” because she was dissatisfied with the 9/11 Commission’s report and has said the damage at the Pentagon was more consistent with a missile than a jetliner.
So what are your thoughts on these two nomination contests? The floor is yours, dear readers.
– Mason Adams