Atlanta Dem to manage campaign against Republican who beat Eric Cantor

Here's something you don't know: Beth Cope was the campaign manager for Kyle Williams, who came out on the losing side in that bare-knuckled Democratic primary fight with Elena Parent over Jason Carter's Decatur-centric state Senate seat.

Cope has rebounded quite well. She'll be directing the Virginia congressional campaign of Jack Trammell, the Democratic opponent (and a fellow Randolph-Macon professor) of David Brat -- the Republican who knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Cope called a few minutes ago, on her way back to Atlanta to pack a few more bags. "I’ve got some supporter housing for a few months before I figure out what I’m going to do next," she said.

Trammell, who was nominated by Democrats before Cantor's defeat, had been headed for sacrificial obscurity. But with Cantor's defeat, the race between the two professors has assumed marquee status. The Washington Post has assigned two reporters to the race, Cope said.