11/05/2012 01:32 am ET Updated Jan 04, 2013

Mudchat: Taking on Eric Cantor

Here is the transcript of live chat with Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and my blog pals about his help for Virginia Democrat Wayne Powell, who is challenging GOP incumbent Eric Cantor for the state's 7th Congressional District. Reliable public polling data in this race is tough to get, and, as Mudcat says in our chat, the Powell campaign is focused on ads and grassroots stuff, not polls. Even if Powell doesn't beat Cantor, he has waged a fierce campaign that kept the House GOP leader pinned down in his district.