Pat Mullins Is In Trouble
When Pat Mullins announced he was seeking re-election as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia a couple weeks ago, pretty much everyone figured he was a shoo-in. The party had just come off a good election cycle and not many compliants were to be heard about Mullins and his team at RPV.
What a difference a couple weeks can make. The primary debacle and the subsequent fall out has flipped the political calculus on Mullins on its head. Moderates are ticked at RPV for the pledge nonsense, conservatives are ticked about the primary choices, there is a sense that the establishment, which now (unfortunately for him) includes Mullins, favored Romney through the process, and Mullins has issued a series of strange and often contradicting official statements.
I cannot imagine a serious challenger to Mullins not arising at this point. RPV Chairman is a wide open slot at this point.