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Why Wilt Will Win: A Primary Analysis

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Why Wilt Will Win: A Primary Analysis

Guest blogger Adam Sharp’s analysis and prediction for today’s Republican primary contest. Disclosure: Sharp consulted on Kai Degner’s 2008 City Council campaign. The author also attended Cornerstone Church with the Wilt family for 10 years. The first thank-you note Tony Wilt should write is to Ted Byrd. Wilt could have won the Republican nomination for […]

GOP Loyalty Pledge Back On

Monday, April 19, 2010


Today 26th District Republican leaders reversed a decision to nix the loyalty pledge. At a meeting on Friday, the 26th House District Committee of the Republican Party (composed of city GOP head Tracy Evans, county GOP representative David Lee, and chairman Joel Hensley) had decided not to require voters to declare their intention to vote […]

Degner Secures Dem Nomination

Friday, April 16, 2010


It came as no surprise last night when Mayor Kai Degner secured the official Democratic Party nomination to run for 26th district delegate in the impending special election. From the official campaign release: Gathered with a group of Democrats from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County [Degner] was officially nominated by the 26th District Caucus. Mayor Degner […]

Keister Elementary Added to Firehouse Primary

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Keister Elementary Added to Firehouse Primary

The date and the time remain the same, but Republican Party leaders have added a city voting location, Keister Elementary School, to their House of Delegates 26th district firehouse primary, which will be held one week from today. On March 31, Rockingham County Republicans had decided to hold the party primary at Lacey Spring Elementary […]

Elledge, Evans Call For Multiple Polling Locations

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Earlier this week I wrote about the Republican firehouse primary scheduled to be held at Lacey Spring Elementary on April 20. The selection process and date were chosen following Del. Matt Lohr’s recent promotion, and announcement that he will be vacating his 26th district seat in the House of Delegates. This afternoon, Republican John Elledge […]

And Byrd Makes Three

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Harrisonburg City Council member Ted Byrd is the third Republican to officially announce interest in competing for his party's nomination to run for the soon-to-be-vacant 26th district House of Delegates seat in the upcoming special election.

Hart Not Running for Delegate

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Last year, Gene Hart ran as the Democratic candidate against Republican Delegate Matt Lohr. Following Lohr’s recent announcement that he will vacate his seat as the delegate from 26th district, there was some speculation about whether Hart would run again this year in the special election. But the former candidate wants to put those rumors […]

The Rush to the Firehouse Primary

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Last week city and county Republican Party leaders decided that their nominee for the House of Delegates 26th district seat will be chosen by “firehouse primary.” A candidate will be chosen by registered voters at Lacey Spring Elementary School on Tuesday, April 20, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. So far, only two candidates have officially […]

Elledge Enters Race in the 26th

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Harrisonburg attorney John Elledge has joined Tony Wilt in the contest for the Republican nomination to run for Matt Lohr’s soon-to-be-abandoned seat in the 26th district of the House of Delegates.

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