Rick Boucher: "I am planning to seek re-election."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Washington Post reports:
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher of Virginia's 9th Congressional District issued a statement a moment ago declaring unequivocally that he will seek re-election this year.


"I am planning to seek re-election. I have given no consideration to retiring. While I never make political announcements this early in the year, due to the press inquires we are receiving, it is time to remove any doubt anyone has about my intentions."
For now, Boucher appears to be unopposed, with Del. Terry Kilgore declining to run. The question is, will any other big-name Republican, like House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, step up? If not, it's extremely likely that Boucher will be reelected. If Griffith runs, it will almost certainly be a barn burner of an election. Stay tuned.

P.S. I hear a rumor that Joe Abbey, mastermind of Creigh Deeds' stunning...well, whatever the heck that was...might be running Boucher's campaign. What next, are they going to hire David Petts -- author of the infamous polling memo to the Deeds campaign -- as Boucher's pollster? How about bringing in Deeds' media consultants and strategists as well? On second thought, better not give anyone ideas...

UPDATE: Apparently, the campaign manager rumor is not correct.