Democrats’ Senatorial Nominating Convention

Last night, about 150 people (by my count) showed up at Buford Middle School for the candidate’s forum of the four hopefuls vying for the 25th District seat, to fill out Emily Couric’s term. Candidates Creigh Deeds, Nancy O’Brien, Meredith Richards and Al Weed answered a series of questions from the moderator and from the audience during the two-hour event. As always, a tremendous amount of information on the candidates can be found on George Loper’s website. The Democrats’ nominating convention is Saturday at 11am tomorrow at the County Office Building. Given that it’s highly like that a Democrat will win the election, this convention is when our next senator will be selected. If you want to have a say in this process (and you’re a Democrat), be certain to show up. Though the elections aren’t held until December 18th, the winner will be chosen tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Democrats’ Senatorial Nominating Convention”


  • Waldo you wrote, “Given that it’s highly like that a Democrat will win the election, this convention is when our next senator will be selected.”

    Sez who? Why is it likely that a Democrat will win? Hasn’t the map of the district been changed a lot by the Republicans in the legislature?

    Kevin Cox

  • Why is it likely that a Democrat will win? Hasn’t the map of the district been changed a lot by the Republicans in the legislature?

    It has been changed: it’s overwhelmingly populated by Democrats. If there’s any district that where the Democratic Party will be saving a lot of money in campaign expenses in the coming years, it’s the 25th.

  • I would concur with Waldo. The new 25th is 60/40 dem rep. However Kilgore won every area but Charlottesville. The new district was 49% for Bush.

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