I have found this from the Daily Paul about the five district conventions held today in the First, Second, Third, Seventh and Eighth Congressional Districts and the word is surprisingly encouraging:
Looks like we got a good number so far.
Adding to the list below:
CD2: 2/3? (Could be 3/3)
Thats so far 10-11 out of 18 which is over half.
This added to these victories in the other districts:
I contacted the NEW THIRD District GOP CHAIRMAN, J. Christopher Stearns, who confirmed the following numbers (as well as his own election!):
CD 1: 2/3 national delegates, sweep of state central committee (3/3)
CD 2: 2/3 national delegates, another SWEEP of state central committee (3/3)
CD 3: 3/3 national delegates, STILL ANOTHER SWEEP of state central committee! (3/3)
(Our national curling team could use sweepers like this!)
CD 7: 0/3 national delegates, 0/3 state central.
CD 8: 3/3 national delegates and 3/3 state central.
I have not confirmed the other districts as far as RP delegates or state central but just these numbers will reshape the future of the Grand Ol’ Party in the Old Dominion. It means libertarians will have a seat at the table with the state party. I am a delegate to that convention and I plan (Lord willing) to be there for that. Maybe a live blog…
UPDATE: The new RP members of state central might get to decide the biggest question of 2013: How is the fight between Lt. Governor Bolling and Attorney General Cuccinelli (Note: I have endorsed Cuccinelli) for Governor: Primary or Convention? Convention is cheaper but also favors Cuccinelli. Here’s a Virginian-Pilot article on this question.
The groundwork for that possible shift, which could limit broader access to the nomination process, is being laid now even as a fight for party control builds ahead of a likely gubernatorial matchup between Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Behind it is a roster of Ron Paul loyalists, Cuccinelli supporters, tea partyers and other factions – what one activist called a “perfect storm of odd alliances within the Republican Party.”
They’ve been quietly working to put like-minded people in seats on regional Republican panels that come with votes on the Virginia GOP’s governing body, the State Central Committee.
It is safe to say the staid, steeped in convention (pun intended) Virginia GOP is due for a big change. I think it is a positive change. Let’s invite and welcome liberty candidates into the GOP!