The Roanoke Rumble
Rumor has it Sen. Bell will be having a fundraiser in Richmond with John Chichester as the special guest. He then will have another fundraiser in Roanoke with LG Bill Bolling. This may cause quite a stir in the Roanoke area GOP.
A few weeks ago, Sen. Bell was one of the speakers at the Roanoke GOP luncheon. While there he was chided by a few of the attendees for supporting the new budget plan that included a tax increase. There were even flyers that were passed out at the entrance calling Bell a RINO. One of the members raising concern for Bell's vote pointed to Chichester's $6,000 donation that Bell received in the last cycle as evidence as to why he may be "indebted" to Chichester. This new fundraiser may not set well either.
Could Bell be another addition to the list of possible primary challenges in 2007?