Rep. Thelma Drake’s (R) attack on Glenn Nye does not seem to be hurting the Council backed candidate. As we blogged the other day, Drake criticized Nye for taking a tax exemption on a house he wasn’t living in. The only problem is that Nye wasn’t living there because he was on a State Dept. assignment in Iraq. Claiming residence in the U.S. while serving overseas is a completely legal action regularly used by our soldiers and diplomats.
A recent poll shows voters see through Drake’s ad hominem attack. The race has narrowed to Drake 45%, Nye 40%. Nye is up 8 points from a poll in May.
Any incumbent with less than 50% this close to the election is vulnerable. Glenn Nye is a career diplomat and with our help he can win.