I heard this evening from a very reliable source that Lucy Beauchamp, who is running for the Republican nomination for Prince William County Clerk of the Court was gathering petition signatures at her last fundraiser. Since candidates for a Republican convention are not required to gather signatures, this is a bit unusual, but there could be a couple of explanations for this. One would be that since her campaign seems to be faltering, she’s considering running for something else where the competition isn’t so tough.
Another would be that she intends to run for Clerk as an independent.
UPDATE: An informal canvas shows that running as an independent might be the best shot Beauchamp has of winning. As the head of the school board, her name recognition in the county far surpasses Bill Ryland, the likely Democrat in the race, or Michele McQuigg. The only unknown here would be what effect bolting the Republican Party might have on her candidacy.
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