Schoeneman Looking Good
Brian Schoeneman, the Republican challenger to David Bulova for the 37th HOD seat in Fairfax County, is looking stronger and stronger. As a first time candidate with little initial fundraising, Brian has impressed people with his great disposition, mainstream views, and hard work. Bulova seems to want to coast to victory without working for it, not a smart thing to do in a strong Republican year.
Recently Schoeneman was subjected to a ridiculous push poll (Shaun Kenney covered it well) that, among other things, called him a “segregationist”. Anyone that has read Schoenman’s well reasoned posts here and elsewhere know that he is anything but. It’s a completely ludicrous statement with zero basis in fact. The Dems would not be doing this if their polling showed Bulova comfortably ahead.
And now NLS reports that Schoeneman will be provided an initial $75,000 in targeted funds from RPV. Any first time candidate running against an entrenched incumbent in a perceived safe seat is going to have fundraising challenges. But Schoenman’s hard work has paid off and the RPV support will be a huge force multiplier. Look for Schoeneman to far outperform expectations.