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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Preston Bryant in Kaine Administration

This has been tossed around some on the blogosphere but it is official, Del. Preston Bryant has been picked by Kaine to the Secretary of Natural Resources post. The Roanoke Times has a story here. We now have yet another special election on the docket. The 23rd delegate seat is in Lynchburg and part of Amherst County. Robert Garber challenged Bryant in the primaries last June, so I have to assume he would at least consider running for this seat. I will also work to find out when this special election will be, as well as who is going to run for this. Apparently the dems must think this seat is vulnerable, so we will see what happens.

I have also heard that Kaine has his last big press conference tomorrow before he goes on vacation, so perhaps we will hear a few more appointments in that. I will be sure to update you folks as soon as I know anything.

UPDATE: Here are the election Results for the 23rd HOD seat:
Kaine 51.8%-48.2%
Bolling 52.9%-47.1%
McDonnell 52.7%-47.3%
Bush 55.1%-44.9%
It appears it is a winnable district for the dems, so we need to make sure we run a good candidate and execute the election well. If we do that, I think the GOP should win.


  • At 12/14/2005 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    GOP contest will be between Cham or Edie Light and Robert Garber. Garber will win nomination. Democrats will nominate Shannon Valentine and she will beat Garber.

  • At 12/15/2005 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who is Shannon Valentine?

  • At 12/15/2005 11:37 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I talked to one of my Lynchburg friends, and he has never heard of any of those people, other than Garber.
    Maybe we will know more later.


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