Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Key Difference

While Randy Minchew and his son were out becoming the last platinum sponsors of the Loudoun toy drive by delivering toys and coats... Dick Black's son-in law, Supervisor Mick Staton was running around Senator Bill Mims back, already raking up endorsements. The Loudoun Times-Mirror reports this in a staff editorial. Statons endorsements of Loudoun supervisors, his father-in-law, and some key Fairfax Republicans may help him in a primary, but will drastically hurt him in the general. Randy Minchew has the background, and support needed to win a general. If we have someone who is tied to the Black wing run again in Eastern Loudoun and Sully, we will surely lose if any respectable Democrat is run. The district doesn't want another all-or nothing type politician. Randy Minchew is a staunch conservative, without baggage, and with him in office Republicans will be able to hold onto the seat for a while. In Mims' Fairfax precincts, even with Chris Craddock's support of Bill Bolling in the primary, Chairman Sean Connaughton was able to run neck and neck with Craddock percentage wise. I can only hope the same voters who voted for Craddock/Connaughton or Reese/Connaughton come out and vote for Minchew. We need to hold onto this seat.

12 Comments:

At 12/18/2005 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

Running neck and neck with Craddock isn't exactly an accomplishment.

 
At 12/18/2005 12:27:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Willis-

Craddock won in the primary with over 60% of the vote.

Sean Connaughton did the same in Fairfax County, and specifically in Mims' precincts.

This was a good thing.

 
At 12/18/2005 12:46:00 AM, Blogger gopkdh said...

Tom Davis will come in on the side of Minchew right?

 
At 12/18/2005 01:24:00 AM, Blogger Too Moderate said...

Who is the Dem they are talking about?

 
At 12/18/2005 02:38:00 AM, Blogger JBRobinson said...

gopkdh-

Tom Davis must have already come in on the side of Minchew ... thus TC's glowing endorsement

 
At 12/18/2005 11:24:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

This race will be tough...

Craddock and Blacks endorsements probably mean way more in a primary than anyone elses would.

 
At 12/18/2005 05:38:00 PM, Anonymous Not Jack Herrity said...

There is one way Randy Minchew can win this nominating contest (no primaries for special elections). The question is, will Bill Mims endorse him?

 
At 12/18/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

I could see that...

I still do not think it will help

 
At 12/18/2005 08:04:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

As Chair of the largest jurisdiciton on the Senate District committee, Minchew will select whomever gets the nomination. Control is almost entirely his and Lundberg could provide some cover.

 
At 12/19/2005 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Too Moderate said...

I understand that Minchew has made himself the Leg. District chair for this Senate district as well. He will be able to stack it however he wants to. Even so, he will have a hard time running up against virtually every activist in Loudoun and Fairfax.

 
At 12/19/2005 01:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Black endorsed his wife's candidacy for Commissioner of the Revenue in 2003 and that didnt do her any good. Dont believe the hype, the Dick Black crew doesnt hold as much weight as people think they do.

 
At 12/19/2005 04:33:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

But Mick is an elected official in his own right.

 

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