Mark Warner was still governor of Virginia when he came to Floyd in 2005 to hold a town meeting at The Floyd Country Store.
The three county supervisors on the front row in the photo — Jerry Boothe, Kerry Whitlock and David Ingram — no longer serve on the board. Boothe quit on his own. Whitock and Ingram lost their re-election efforts.
Warner is now a U.S. Senator from Virginia and faces a re-election challenge this year from Ed Gillespie and millions of dollars of out-of-state support from Republicans and special interest groups.
Warner’s race is one of those targeted by the GOP in a concerted effort to take control of the Senate.
Can Warner lose? In a year when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to a relative unknown in the GOP primary, anything can happen but most campaign pros say Warner is among the safest seats in the Senate.
Still, anything can happen.