Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Minchew Makes It Official

Yesterday Loudoun County GOP Chair Randy Minchew made his quest for State Senate official. He was introduced by current 33rd District Senator Bill Mims wife and was quoted as continually mentioning his likeness with Senator Mims. Mr.Minchew then listed his various endorsments including: Delegate Joe May (R-33) Delegate Tom Rust (R- 86) Roger Zurn- Loudoun County Treasurer Bob Wertz- Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Jim Clem- Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Leesburg District John Andrews- Chairman, Loudoun County School Board, Potomac District Tom Reed- Vice Chairman, Loudoun County School Board, At Large Warren Guerin, Loudoun County School Board, Sterling District Bob Ohneiser, Loudoun County School Board, Broad Run District Robert Dupree, Loudoun County School Board, Dulles District Eric Lundberg- Chairman, Fairfax County Republican Committee Tom Berezoski- Former Chairman Loudoun County Republican Committee Charles McKinney- Former Chairman, Loudoun County Republican Committee Ben Weber- Former Republican Nominee, Blue Ride District, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Jane Mims- Wife of Senator Bill Mims The Times, Leesburg Today, and Easterner all have great coverage of the event. Supervisor Mick Staton already has a website up and running.

8 Comments:

At 1/04/2006 12:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well over 70 people in attendence.

 
At 1/04/2006 02:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Interesting.....some questions...

1. Has Staton had any kind of kick off event?
2. If so, who was there?

Some interesting observations:

1. Bill Mims' non-endorsement endorsement of Minchew is significant and extremely bad news for Staton, et.al. as it is an unendorsement of Staton, Black, Delgaudio, etc. and could symbolize Mims’ view that they are declining in influence and viability as candidates.

2. Also, significant was the attendance of Fairfax County GOP Chairman Eric Lundburg. After presiding over the Caputo/Craddock fiasco, perhaps Lundburg is ready to tell the martyr-extremists to sit down and shut up so we can win. Leadership is refreshing. Perhaps if Lundberg had exercised it earlier that whole debacle could have been prevented.

If Minchew wins the nomination and the general, the district will be well served. If Staton wins the nomination and the general then it'll be 4 years of the ghost of Dick Black and probably a Democrat taking the seat in 4 years. If Staton loses the general to a Democrat then that will confirm that a once hard-core "red" part of Virginia is experiencing a polar shift away the social conservatism of Dick Black, Eugene Delgaudio, etc. to a more centrist, results-oriented region.

 
At 1/04/2006 02:43:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

If Staton wins....I think he might be able to hold on for a while.

But I do agree that Lundberg and Mims endorsments(basically) are a big deal for Minchew

 
At 1/04/2006 03:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mimms hasn't endorsed Minchew because of his new job in Richmond with the AG's office. But his wife introducing Minchew is HUGE.

 
At 1/05/2006 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides Eric Lundberg, what other Fairfax County elected or party officials are backing Minchew, especially in Sully District?

 
At 1/05/2006 05:20:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Rust...Carlson...Frey(?)

 
At 1/06/2006 07:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, does anyone actually know where he stands on the issues? Transportation, education... yeah, they matter but what about things like taxes and spending, life, gun rights, etc.?

 
At 1/07/2006 02:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone's against taxes, so that won't tell you much. Abortion issues aren't going to be on the radar in the GA in the near term. Gun rights in Virginia are pretty clear - not many issues there are there? Maybe whether you can open carry into a schoolhouse.

 

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