The press release that Corey Stewart will announce his campaign for Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday has caused a predictable feeding frenzy among the media and their sudden attention to this race is smoking out a whole bunch of potential challengers. That list of those who might join this contest is a conservative blogger’s dream, rich with some of the biggest RINOs in Virginia. This target-rich environment is going to be awfully entertaining.
Bearing Drift is reporting that Keith Fimian has declined a bid, which makes a lot of sense given that he’s never won an election before. Lieutenant Governor isn’t quite an “entry level” position no matter how much money you can raise, so I applaud him for keeping his powder dry and waiting for a better opportunity. It’s a smart decision.
In contrast to this good judgment, Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis is considering a political comeback according to Mason Conservative, and eyeing the LG spot. This is the same former State Senator who tried and utterly failed to rescue her last campaign from disaster by inviting New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to come campaign for her during her last election. Bloomberg, a gun control advocate of the highest order, has been singularly focused on inserting himself into the politics of what Virginia’s gun laws should be. Having a Michael Bloomberg candidate run for a state-wide Republican nomination in Virginia is utter lunacy and an open invitation to absolutely ignite every Second-Amendment issue advocacy organization in the Commonwealth.
State Senator Jeff McWaters has been consistently mentioned as a potential candidate, and he’s still potentially running. Now that McWaters has gone on record to ensure that illegal aliens can be unlawfully employed in Virginia without consequence, it ought to be an interesting race between the tough on illegal aliens Corey Stewart, and the guy that wants businesses to continue to employ them.
Political consultant Pete Snyder is also reported to be considering a bid, apparently missing the memo that Keith Fimian got. Somebody, quick, post it on facebook so Snyder can figure this out, too.
Here’s the details on Corey Stewart’s campaign announcement. I encourage readers to be there.
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart will be announcing his candidacy to become the next Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
WHAT:Corey Stewart Announcement of Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center
Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191
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