From NBC's Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann
Yet another sign McCain and the GOP is in trouble in Virginia? The NRCC is sending out an attack release on the Democratic foe of 5th District GOP Rep. Virgil Goode. The press release slams Goode's Democratic challenger, Tom Perriello, connecting him with billionnaire investor George Soros and calling him "someone who feels more at home on the Upper Westside than he does in the heart of Virginia."
It's probably unlikely that Goode will lose his race next Tuesday; the nonpartisan Cook Political Report now lists the seat as a "Lean Republican" race.
But it's a reminder of just how much trouble the GOP is in Virginia, and in other seats nationwide where Republican incumbents long considered safe are now the subject of NRCC resources.