My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday.
A rush is putting it mildly. The amount of contact from the six candidates – 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans – has been astounding. No one has knocked on my door, but I’ve gotten mail, phone calls and emails.
What a contrast to the mostly non-existent contact I received prior to the Nov. 5. election.
Of course, I know this is just the beginning. Democrats will choose their nominee tomorrow, while Republicans will choose theirs next Thursday. The date for the special election has not been set, although one robocall I received (and no, I don’t remember which Republican candidate’s call mentioned it) said the election would be January 7. Once the nominees are chosen, the real fight for the seat begins.
It is my hope that Governor McDonnell sets the date sooner rather than later. Those of us in the 6th deserve representation when the General Assembly convenes.
Step one: Vote tomorrow in the firehouse primary.
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