10th District Convention LIVE
8:45- Wakefield Scool is bustling with activity. The Stirrup campaign has a massive registration tent right next to the valet parking. About 100 people around the registration area... looks like lapel sticker war is about even but I haven't been to the gym (where convention will occur) yet.
The BIG NEWS is that the Rich Bolling endorsement does not exist... TC either was trying to mislead delegates (stealing a play from Rich) or he was just misinformed. Bolling sent a thank you letter to be read to the entire convention but NO endorsement and his staffer says he is neutral.
A pro-marriage amendment resolution passed the commitee after surviving a 4-4 vote to kill it.
9:45- Hall is beginning to fill. looks like a satelitte location will not be needed, which hurts Heidi. Steve Chapman is here with a Stirrup sticker...
10:06- Convention has not started yet. Rich supporters just handed out blue and white pom-poms to wave when he speaks. Crowd looks evenly divided but it is hard to tell. Room is filling up fast, I am a poor judge of crowd size but would say at least 200.
10:09- Rich just started the convention.
10:09- Bolling letter thanking and supporting EVERYONE working in the GOP read. 5 min reccess.
10:26- Jim Fisher beat Susan Volpe (Heidi suporter) for Temporary Chair Convention. Rich is ignoring call for divison and Roberts Rule.
10:30- Calls for divison ignored and "overruled". Heidi suporters are being ignored... tension high.
10:45- Debate over rules... all votes are by voice, calls for division continue to be ignored. Rules have been shoved through. 7 resolutions will be considered later. 3 people are certified as candidates but Delguadio has withdrawn, only 2 finally certified.
11:04- Cuccinelli's aide moves to remove people who gave money to Democrats this year. Voice vote supports but still rule against. Mass chaos as Heidi supporters are ignored. Wolf speaks for Rich durring candidate speeches.
11:27- Candidates spoke, Heidi didn't use her time well and was cut off after 8 min. Balloting has begun.
12:20- Allen, Wolf and Kate Griffin spoke. Now the big results...
12:50- The winner and next Chairman of the 10th District is JIM RICH. By a margin of about 600-400.
That is all of our live coverage, we'll have more after action later. Congrats to Jim Rich.
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