Boyd: Poll gives candidate early lead

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Albemarle County Board of Supervisors member Ken Boyd is claiming the early lead in the race for the Fifth District Republican congressional nomination.

An e-mail sent out by the Boyd campaign on Monday reports that a poll commissioned by the campaign has Boyd ahead of State Sen. Robert Hurt by a 21 percent-to-10 percent margin in an undefined low-turnout primary, though Hurt leads Boyd 23 percent-to-10 percent in a likewise-undefined high-turnout race.

The poll gives Boyd the lead when voters are informed of Hurt’s vote in 2004 in favor of the tax-reform plan championed by former Gov. Mark Warner and a bipartisan coalition in the General Assembly that effectively raised state revenues by $1.5 billion and Boyd’s own efforts on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to cut spending in county government.

“In short, Sen. Hurt’s high name ID will enable him to win this nomination if lots of people come out to vote in the primary without learning that he voted for the largest tax increase in Virginia’s history, while I led the fight to cut almost $30 million from our county budget,” Boyd said in the e-mail.



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