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UPDATED: Winsome Sears Leads
Winsome Sears carries the LG nod at 55% while Virginia Democrats continue their civil war.
EDIT: Sometimes we get it wrong.
Winsome Sears is the projected winner, but the balloting continues at the Richmond Marriot. The master spreadsheet at RPV had shown that Sears convincingly won in the 4th Round over her rivals Tim Hugo and Glenn Davis — but it turned out it was a test.
We double checked the spreadsheet, it confirmed the numbers… and we reported accordingly as if the spreadsheet were accurate.
RPV has since fixed the error with no hard feelings. So we wait… but Sears does have an impressive lead thus far.
Check back in six hours. The original article follows below. — SVK
A businessman from Northern Virginia.
A former Marine and businesswoman from Norfolk.
A prosecutor from Virginia Beach.
With former Delegate Winsome Sears (R-Norfolk) winning on the third round of balloting for the lieutenant governor nod, Virginia Republicans — not the Democrats — have just turned in the most diverse ticket in Virginia history.
Virginia Republicans will now enjoy the leadership of a Northern Virginia businessman (whose campaign manager is a top conservative who also happens to be black), teamed up with a black former Marine and business woman, paired with a Hispanic attorney general whose family fled Communist Cuba.
Meanwhile, Virginia Democrats are stuck with an attorney general with a blackface scandal and a gubernatorial nominee endorsed by a guy with a blackface scandal.
I can’t wait for the campaign kickoff tonight.
Want tickets? CLICK HERE and sign up for the event in Richmond.
Funny how Democrats talk a good game on diversity and mediocrity, while Republicans actually do diversity and meritocracy. Excellence has a way of weeding out the non-hackers in a big way.
Congratulations to the rest of the GOP LG field though. Tim Hugo and Glenn Davis ran spirited and tough campaigns; Puneet Ahluwalia remains one heck of a candidate and a strong business leader. Expect to see more of him in the future.
Now we get to take the fight to the Woke Democrats and put an end to the insanity in our local school boards, reboot this economy and put Virginians back to work for a change.
Let’s give credit to RPV Chairman Rich Anderson as well. Herding cats is not a job anyone wants, but the ranked choice voting method he championed gave us the most conservative ticket that can win in November.
William F. Buckley Jr. would be proud, indeed.
Shaun Kenney is the editor of The Republican Standard, former chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Fluvanna County, and a former executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia.