University of Virginia political guru Larry Sabato has his final predictions for the Congressional midterms elections up at his Crystal Ball site, and he's predicting wins from Republican challengers Scott Rigell and Robert Hurt over U.S. Reps. Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello.
The time has finally come in this two-year election cycle to make the final calls. Thanks to everyone who has helped us by providing background info, tips, private polls, observations, and constructive criticism. We operate on the proverbial shoestring and we’re outside the Beltway (a plus and a minus), so we can always use the assistance.
Our tradition is that we make a prediction in every contest. We’ve been studying these states, districts, and candidates for many years, and we feel entitled! We’re proud of our record over the years, but inevitably we will be wrong with some calls. Apologies for those in advance.