NLS says of Young,
If his campaign can get their act together, this has the setup of being the upset of the year.
He also says,
If Young begins moving everything is in his favor, except for the incumbent's personal popularity. To finish it off, this will have to get ugly. Either way, that will be fun to watch.
Believe me, locally, that personal popularity he speaks of has waned a bit in recent years. Sure, he's still the darling of the Martinsville Bulletin, but the "man on the street" is not nearly as enamoured with him as has been so in the past.