Reading between the lines I think the chances of an official Republican party challenge to senate Redistricting in 2011 are pretty slim.
RPV chairman Pat Mullins put out a statement including the lines: "With word tonight that Governor McDonnell will sign the redistricting plan created by the General Assembly, the 2011 campaign can officially begin. I feel great about our prospects of growing our majority in the House of Delegates and reclaiming a majority in the state Senate."
Even more telling are the comments in an email to supporters from Sen. Obenshain, a conservative stalwart of the Senate and one of the five Senators (two more might have voted against if they were present) to vote against the plan. Sen. Obenshain said, in part, "We had an opportunity to say "no" to this map, and I think we should have done so. The bill is signed. What's done is done."
It does not take much to read between the lines and see the elected and party officials are unlikely to pursue legal remedies on redistricting. "What's done is done"
Full statement from Sen. Obenshain after the jump.