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Del. BEN CHAFIN is the GOP nominee in the 38th SENATE DISTRICT!

Looks like Del. Ben Chafin did win the mass meeting last evening held in Tazewell, VA.

Virginia Republicans have nominated Del. A. Benton Chafin Jr. (R-Russell) to face off against Tazewell County Supervisor Mike Hymes (D) for the state Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Phillip P. Puckett.

Chafin beat out lawyer and former prosecutor Tamara Neo and banker George McCall for the nomination at a mass meeting Thursday. The special election to represent the 38th District, deep in Virginia coal country in the far southwest corner of the state, will be held Aug. 19.


Chafin won more than 50 percent of the vote at Thursday’s meeting, which attracted 834 voters.

“People are fired up and ready to send a message to Terry McAuliffe by taking back control of the Senate,” said Jack Morgan, a local Republican Party official who attended the meeting.

This turnout was in spite of the endorsement of Ben by the Virginia Right blog!  Here’s Ben’s remarks from his FB page:

I am very humbled to be the Republican nominee for the 38th Senate District. Thank you for your support and hard work throughout the last week. I could not have done this without the support of my family and you, the voters. Thank you to George McCall and Tamara Neo for running spirited races. We are now united to putting the 38th Senate District in Republican control and winning a majority in the Virginia Senate. I look forward to the next two months until election day on August 19th. Thank you again and I hope to see you along the campaign trail.

Del. Chafin can rest assured that Sandy will continue to help him if he wants it!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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