NOM Election Watch 2010: Virginia's 8th


Did support for gay marriage doom another GOP contender?  In the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia's 8th Congressional District (to take on Democratic incumbent Jim Moran), Patrick Murray narrowly defeated pro-gay marriage Republican Matthew Berry.  WaPo notes--and criticizes--a Murray mailer which in the waning days highlighted Berry's support for gay marriage.

WaPo naturally found the mailer "misleading."  Why?  Hard to say.  Because Berry clearly said he supported gay marriage and Patrick Murray in a close race in a moderate district found highlighting that policy difference useful to achieving victory.  More proof that, it is a bad idea to vote for gay marriage if you are a Republican.