Six months after I first wrote about the Virginia governor's race, six days before the election, and I still haven't quite figured out who I'm voting for. I've been asking everyone I know who is politically active and lives in Virginia who they support, and I've been finding people who support all three of the gubernatorial candidates, and people who are still undecided.
I've been getting tons of mail from all the candidates. McAulliffe had a mailer last week where the positions of each of the candidates were described and then you had to scratch off the silver boxes to see who went with each set of positions. It was very clever, but sort of acknowledged that lots of people have a gut reaction against McAuliffe even if they agree with his positions. The Post endorsement of Deeds clearly gave him a real boost, and I know some real progressives who are supporting him in spite of his not-so-progressive positions on abortion and gay rights because they think he's got the best chance of winning. Moran has fewer negatives than either of the other candidates for me, but hasn't made a positive case that ties down my vote.
I'm also still undecided on the Lt. Governor's race. Singer seems to be somewhat more progressive, and to bring some real grassroots energy. But Wagner's been endorsed by lots of people I respect. And I do care about having women in elected office.
I do know that I'll be voting for Kaye Kory for House of Delegates.