Richard H. Black, a conservative Republican from Loudoun County who served four terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, said today that he has rented a house in Fredericksburg and is considering a run for U.S. Congress.Dick Black was defeated in 2005 by Delegate Dave Poisson, thus replacing a conservative ideologue, who made opposition to a woman's right to choose the cornerstone of his political philosophy, with a Democrat dedicated to such issues as the well-being of our troops.
Black said he expects to announce soon his bid to fill the 1st Congressional District seat that was held by Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R), who died Oct. 7 of breast cancer. Her successor will be selected in a special election that has not yet been scheduled. - LoudounExtra
This means a likely primary between Rep. Davis's widower husband and one of the most aggressive, arrogant Delegates ever to serve in Richmond. It is further evidence of the Republican Party of Virginia tearing itself apart between its radical and its reasonable wings. And the radicals are winning.
Here's an exceprt of what the 1st District has to expect from this candidate.
Delegate Black also spends time in the interview repeating the discredited claims of one of his star witnesses, pseudo-sociologist Paul Cameron. Black said, "The fact [sic] is, in children that have a homosexual parent, approximately 29% of children are molested by that parent. That contrasts with .6 percent of normal parents....a 50 to 1 increase in risk for molestation." No reputable scientific study backs up these claims. Black continues by saying, "No structure is more unstable than a homosexual relationship." - Democracy for VirginiaThe 1st District can do a lot better than a man who makes things up to support his ideology.
(With a tip-o-the-hat to Not Larry Sabato's Not Eve Marie Barner. And here's a link to the VA-01 Race Tracker.)