Last night’s rally for Phil Kellam was well attended. I’m not good at estimating crowd sizes so take my count with a grain of salt. I’d say there were 150-200 people there.
Since the location for the rally was in the 87th House District, Delegate Paula Miller kicked off the festivities.
A number of local elected Democrats were there as well, including Commonwealth’s attorney Jack Doyle, Sheriff Bob McCabe, Clerk of Court George Schaeffer, and Delegates Lionell Spruill and Algie Howell.
Former Congressman Owen Pickett offered his remarks. He has been an ardent supporter of Kellam’s campaign. I’ve seen more of Pickett over the last few months than I have seen in years. (Of course, I don’t live at the Beach.)
3rd district Congressman Bobby Scott, who is running unopposed, was also there. The bulk of the city of Norfolk lies in the 3rd.
Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, the city’s first elected mayor in 90 years, was there to introduce his good friend, Governor Tim Kaine.
The governor offered up three important things for this election: Vote for Jim Webb, Vote NO on Ballot Issue #1, and Vote for Phil Kellam.
Of course, a Kellam rally would not be complete without the man himself. Kellam spoke briefly. The guy is like the Energizer Bunny. I can’t figure out why he’s not tired yet.
A good time was had by all.