Monday, June 6th begins an 8 day buildup to primary day here in Virginia. The Bristol Democratic Party will hold its general meeting at 7:00 on the 6th in the court chambers at city hall. I'm planning on going with a friend of mine who's also interested in helping. I've had to wrestle with a personal political decision for a couple weeks.
The candidate who appears likely to win the primary for Lt. Governor is State Delegate J. Chapman "Chap" Petersen of Fairfax. Petersen has raised over a half-million dollars and has a great energetic campaign style. His campaign people have been trying their best to recruit me for weeks, and I've finally succumbed.
I do wish Phillip Puckett would win the primary, and I do think he would be the most electable, and I do think that he is the most "governor-like" of the four candidates, but he just hasn't run much of a statewide campaign. He's completely ignoring southside and northern Virginia, and you really can't do that.
Chap's western campaign manager, a guy by the name of Jason, will be at the meeting on the 6th and will give me and Kristy marching orders for primary day. We will likely be handing out information and brochures around voting places, which is always fun.
This is exciting; last time I did something like this, it was for the wrong side.
On Tuesday the 7th, I'll be attending a rally for Phillip Puckett here in Bristol (Yeah, I know...playing both sides of the game. So sue me). Phil is a great person and I wish him the best of luck on the 14th.
That's all for now. Oh, and did I mention, Nationals WIN AGAIN!