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50th District Rematch

By Greg L | 27 April 2007 | 50th HOD District | 2 Comments

By the looks of today’s article in the Manassas Journal-Messenger, it looks like this year’s election campaign in the 50th House District is going to look a whole lot like last year’s.  “Livability Court” proposals and cries of extremism from Jeanette Rishell, and a campaign focused on reducing the number of illegal aliens in the community and ensuring low taxes from Delegate Jackson Miller.  There are a couple of changes to note, however.

One, Jeanette Rishell has ditched the United Kingdom website hosting provider moonfruit.com, apparently realizing how inane it was to not only use a foreign company to host the campaign website, but to choose one with such an utterly bizarre name, full of unintended meanings for a committed socialist and gay “marriage” advocate.  Now local democrat and activist James Martin (who runs The Virginia Progressive) is managing a website being hosted by Hollywood Interactive, Inc. in Los Angeles, which runs the same software used as this website.

Two, it looks like Rishell is going to have to find another campaign manager.  Matt Harrison doesn’t seem to be very interested in the job, and the field director she recruited from New Hampshire is likely engaged in other pursuits this season.  Her campaign finance reports don’t show any payments for campaign personnel so far, but this isn’t terribly unusual as it’s still pretty early.  Hopefully the leftover VRE engineer hats from last year will fit whoever she selects for this position, as it’s just too much fun to see her campaign staff start dressing up in funny clothes.

This should be an interesting season.  Stay tuned for a wild ride, as this race will likely compete with the 13th District for the greatest opportunities to see the wacky left in action.  It’s the Bull Run Unitarian Universalists vs. the establishment, an always amusing matchup that will only slightly suffer now that moonfruit is no longer part of it.



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  1. Austin said on 27 Apr 2007 at 1:12 pm:
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    One thing to take note of from the article is the money she has raised. Jackson is going to need financial support in order to keep his message out there.

  2. Batson D. Belfrey said on 27 Apr 2007 at 1:33 pm:
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    Austin,

    While agree that Jackson Miller needs as much financial support as we can give, Rishell had all three months of the quarter to raise money, while Miller only had one month. Delegates are prohibited from fund-raising while in session.

    I was glad to read the article today, and find that she remains an committed liberal, and she is pushing the same proposals rejected last November.

    Still, despite her obvious negatives, Rishell will work hard.

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