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 15, 2005

No News On Education Secretary

Today in Kaine's speech, he only announced his appointment of Preston Bryant to Natural Resources and also the Technology Secretary (which some claimed was being offered to Del. Joe May before but he declined). Apparently Kaine is going to wait as long as possible to appoint his Education Secretary. It seems logical that he will have that post filled by the time the assembly goes into session, but we will see. I still continue to believe Sen. Houck will be appointed to the education post, but I imagine the dems will try to get all their ducks in a row before they do so.
Until then, it will be a waiting game.

Also on the 23rd, I am hearing that Robert Garber (Bryant's primary challenger) is the front runner for the GOP nomination. Bert Dodson Jr, a Lynchburg councilman is supposedly the democratic frontrunner for the seat as well.


  • At 12/15/2005 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Edie Light or Mike Harrington will run for the GOP nomination and Bryant would support either. Garber will also run for the Republican nomination. The winner will be leading a bitterly divided party.

    Shannon Valentine is the most likely Democratic nominee at this point.

    If the race is Valentine vs. Garber, Bryant will stay on the sidelines or quietly support Valentine and she will win.

  • At 12/15/2005 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Edie Light has decided not to run. I assume this means Mike Harrington is running and will have Bryant's backing. Bryant is well organized but the Garber crowd is more committed. I still think Garber wins the GOP nod... but not the election.

    Shannon Valentine will receive the Democratic nomination... and win the election.

  • At 12/16/2005 12:01 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    You must be very sold on this Shannon Valentine.


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