My friend and Sorensen classmate Connie Brennan has declared her candidacy against Republican Watkins Abbitt to represent the 59th District, the state’s largest district, which consists entirely of rural areas south of Charlottesville. (Abbitt is ostensibly an independent, but he votes with Republicans and,
I believe, caucuses campaigns with them, so whatever. He struck up the same deal that Rep. Virgil Goode did to save his hide come redistricting in 2001.) Connie is a career nurse at the UVa Medical Center, a member of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors, was on Governor Kaine’s transition team and serves on at least a couple of state boards. Del. Abbitt is…uh… Well, he’s done…uh. Hey, here’s his record — if he’s done anything in his 11 terms, you just let everybody know.
Raising Kaine reveals that Abbitt apparently supports Rep. Goode’s recent comments, in which he attacked a fellow congressman for his religious beliefs.