Over the weekend, two articles, one in the Richmond Times Dispatch and another in the Washington Post should serve as stark reminders to voters in Loudoun and Prince William counties why Loudoun voters rejected former Delegate Dick Black in 2005 and why they should reject him again this November.
In the Richmond Times Dispatch, Columnist Jeff Shapiro writes:
“In Northern Virginia, specifically, the outer Beltway suburbs of Loudoun and Prince William counties, the GOP nominee is Dick Black, a former delegate best known for bashing gays, thundering about pornography and handing out life-size plastic likenesses of fetuses as testimony to his opposition to abortion.”
“But now Mitchell faces a conservative caricature who passes for a candidate. That could augur independent and centrist Republican votes for Mitchell and cash and services he might have only dreamed about.”
In the Washington Post, Anita Kumar writes:
“Dick Black, running in Loudoun and Prince William counties, was criticized by leaders of his own party in 2003, when as a delegate he sent fellow lawmakers pink plastic models of fetuses as they prepared to vote on an abortion bill.”