That’s the summation of this article from yesterday’s Richmond Times Dispatch.
Since at least 1996, no Democrat has carried the 7th District in a statewide race for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general or U.S. senator — with the exception of former Gov. Mark R. Warner’s 2008 Senate victory over Republican Jim Gilmore.
And if you are looking for the last time the 7th District had a Democrat as a congressman, you have to go back to the 70″s. That doesn’t mean gun owners should take this for granted. Dave Brat‘s opponent, Jack Trammell, doesn’t even address the Second Amendment as one of the important issues on the campaign web site.
November 4th will see two elections taking place at once for the 7th District, a special election to replace Congressman Eric Cantor, who steps down today, and then the general election contest. Brat and Trammell face off for both and there will be a Libertarian on the General Election ballot as well.