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Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


During the special election cycle that ended yesterday in Virginia’s 26th House of Delegates district, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) pumped nearly $59,000 into Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner’s campaign. By most accounts, the Degner campaign’s ground game was impressive (they knocked on my door three separate times, and left a door hanger early Tuesday […]

Early Morning Voting Snafus Fixed

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Human error caused this morning’s problems with voting in all five Harrisonburg precincts, according to city election officials. Precinct officers were unable to use city-issued laptops to check the status of incoming voters for more than an hour, but things are now back to normal.

Special Election Tuesday: At The Polls

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Polls are open in the 26th district for the House of Delegates special election. Voters will select a delegate for the seat previously held by Republican Matt Lohr. But several voters have reported problems at the polls in the city early Tuesday morning. According to unconfirmed reports, the software the poll workers were using crashed […]

Degner Wants Debates in the 26th

Friday, May 7, 2010


In a release sent out by the Degner campaign, “Mayor Degner would like to invite his three opponents, Dave Briggman, Carolyn Frank and Tony Wilt to a series of public debates held every week starting as early as late next week. This would mean a series of five debates.” According to the DNR, both Wilt […]

Frank Enters Delegate Race

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Harrisonburg City Council member Carolyn Frank has declared her candidacy as an independent in the 26th district race for delegate. Frank joins Republican candidate Tony Wilt and Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner, making this a three-way race. In a statement released today, Frank touts her two terms on council, and her “service on numerous civic […]

Wilt Secures GOP Nomination

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".

McDonnell: Special Election June 15

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced the date of the special election to replace Del. Matt Lohr in the 26th district of Virginia’s House of Delegates. [PDF] The election will be held Tuesday, June 15. This will be a fast campaign cycle.

Degner Announces Run for Lohr’s Seat

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner “unofficially” announced he is running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 26th district of the House of Delegates. According to his website, an event officially announcing the campaign will be held next week. After much consideration and many humbling pledges of support, I have elected to pursue the unexpected opening for […]

Wilt Running for Delegate

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The Daily News-Record reports that Tony Wilt of Broadway “will formally announce his candidacy for the special election for the 26th House District today.” Wilt would be running for the Republican nomination. Last week, Del. Matt Lohr announced he would vacate his seat to become Commissioner of VDACS. Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to announce […]

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