The Republican Party of Virginia convention was today, and at a 30,000 foot level one has to say that the level of grassroots ferment in the Old Dominion is very high.
Jim Gilmore only narrowly won the Senate nomination over conservative Del. Bob Marshall by a vote of 5,222.73 to 5,156.97. Marshall hadn't been given much of a shot.
The election for party chairman wasn't as close. Del. Jeff Frederick defeated John Hager (Jenna Bush's father-in-law) comfortably. Hager appeared on stage to nominate Frederick by acclamation before a full tally could be released.