Hurt puts the hurt on 5th district's wannabes
Conventional wisdom prevails as Tea Party target and State Sen. Robert Hurt wins the 5th district Republican primary race with 48 percent of the vote and will face Rep. Tom Perriello (D) in the fall.
Wealthy Hook-dissing lady’s man Jim McKelvey came in second with 25.8 percent, fly-boy unknown Michael McPadden comes in third with 10 percent, local BOS-man Ken Boyd gets 7.3 percent (Boyd won among County voters, but came in third in the City), hot-headed “family values” candidate Feda Morton Kidd gets 4.6 percent, Thelonius Monk lovin’ conservative political novice Laurence Verga gets 2.2 percent, and long-shot Reagan worshiping funny man Ron Ferrin gets 1.6 percent.
However, the big story may be how little anybody cared about this primary. Just 8 percent of active voters in the 5th district bothered going to the polls, and in Charlottesville just 2.3 percent gave a hoot. Fun fact: In the County 5,219 people voted compared to just 649 in the City.