Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

23rd Update

The GOP picked Mike Harrington as their standard bearer last night by a wide margin (the number I heard was 400-126). Stacey Valentine is the only democrat vying for the that nomination. It sounds as though Harrington is the one we wanted to get the nomination. The party was backing him and I think he will run stronger than Garber would have. I also heard that Garber's speech last night basically consisted of attacking Harrington, nothing more.
This should be a good race. The demographics of the district are very moderate. One advantage we have here: Harrington was widely seen as the Bryant candidate (even though he says he opposed the tax increase). If this is the case, Bryant has over $70,000 in his campaign account, so hopefully Harrington will get some of that. You can bet both parties will be throwing lots of resources at this race.


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