Politics notebook, Oct. 11
Sarvis comes to Leesburg; Libertarian out of final debate
Third-party candidate for governor, libertarian Robert Sarvis, is being kept off stage in the final gubernatorial debate in Blacksburg Oct. 24, but Loudoun County voters can hear from Sarvis in person Sunday at The Q Company restaurant in Leesburg.
Sarvis will be on hand for a meet-and-greet at The Q from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Thursday, organizers for the Blacksburg debate determined Sarvis isn't polling strong enough to participate in the forum alongside Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli. A Politico poll conducted earlier this month showed Sarvis gaining as much as 12 percent of the statewide vote, while a Qunnipiac poll released Thursday reveals Sarvis earning 8 percent.
NVTC TechPAC endorses Ramadan
State Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) has earned the endorsement of the powerful Northern Virginia Technology Council's political arm, TechPAC.
The Republican incumbent, who won his 2011 bid by 51 votes, is being challenged by Democrat John Bell in one of the tightest races in the region.
“We are pleased to endorse Delegate David Ramadan for re-election to the House of Delegates. We appreciate David’s support of policies and investments that promote the growth of technology jobs and technology businesses across the commonwealth,” Dendy Young, TechPAC chairman and CEO of McLean Capital, said in a prepared statement Thursday.
TechPAC has endorsed several Republican candidates in local House races, including Del. Tom Rust (R-86th) and Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th). The organization is also supporting the GOP's Ken Cuccinelli for governor, but backing Democrats Ralph Northam and Mark Herring for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively.
Loudoun Chamber to host House of Delegates candidate forum
Incumbent members of the House of Delegates and their challengers will address key regional issues Oct. 15 at a Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne.
As of Friday morning, the only candidate not scheduled to attend the 8 a.m. event is Republican Dave LaRock, the conservative vying for the House of Delegates 33rd District seat.
Delegates and candidates planning to partake include (incumbents listed first): Republican David Ramadan and Democrat John Bell in the 87th District race; Republican Tag Greason and Democrat Elizabeth Miller from the 32nd District; Republican Randy Minchew and Democrat Monte Johnson in the 10th District; Republican Jim LeMunyon and Democrat Hung Nguyen in the 67th District; Republican Tom Rust and Democrat Jennifer Boysko in the 86th District; Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat Kathleen Murphy in the 34th District; and Democrat Mary Daniel from the 33rd District.
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