Tuesday, May 29, 2007

David Cox Wins Democratic Nod for 24th Senate District

At the 24th Senate District Democratic Party Caucus this evening, David Cox of Lexington won the party's nomination. Both Cox and his opponent, Wil Hrovat of Augusta County, spoke to the meeting and both made their case with passion and affection for each other and the party. It was a stark contrast to the mud-slinging we've seen in the Republican party contest between Emmett Hanger and Scott Sayre, and should tell the public something about the state of the Democratic Party in Virginia today: we are united in our goal of restoring fiscal responsibilty and people-centered policies to our General Assembly. Despite the loss, Wil Hrovat vowed to help the party reach out to workers and ordinary citizens in order to help reverse the damage done by Republican control of the legislature. Cox, a Minister who ran in the 24th House of Delegates race in 2005 against Ben Cline, is a seasoned campaigner who is well-known in the area. I'll have more to say about his positions on issues of importance to us in the coming weeks. Thank you to both Wil and David for a contest fought with integrity on both sides. And good luck to David in the campaign!

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