Jim Riley has posted an interview with 28th Senate District candidate John Myers who at least can give a decent email interview, although this race hasn’t yet fleshed out many of the themes which I expect will help differentiate the candidates from each other. Thus, there aren’t a whole lot of very interesting questions to ask, nor much in the way of informative answers yet. Still, this is a good start, and allows voters to at least get some idea where candidates like this are coming from.
It’s my understanding that the candidate that Chichester was initially supporting, Cord Sterling, has decided not to run and is backing John Myers instead. Does this make John Myers the candidate of the faction of the party most opposed to actual Republican policy objectives? Or is he simply the candidate who wants to hyphenate the word “conservative” in some fashion so as to appease Chichester allies while somehow pursuing a conservative agenda? The term “practical conservative” has been removed from his website, but it’s earlier appearance doesn’t exactly inspire my confidence. My take from his website is that there’s not much that is reliably conservative in this candidate’s policy objectives, and he is inspired more by Chichester’s penchant to “reach across the aisle” in order to to join majorities rather than being guided by principle, and actually fight for Republican policy objectives. I’ll be interested to see how this fleshes out, since this initial impression may not last throughout the the campaign, depending on how he does.
I’m still expecting a stronger performance in this race to be delivered by John Van Hoy. I’m also looking forward to seeing more close scrutiny of the candidates so we can get a better idea about how they would intend to govern. So far, there’s little to go on.
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