Saturday, May 17, 2008

Byler Canvassing Senate Nomination Contest

When I got home from work last night, my Caller ID With Name had Gary Byler's office on it and my message light was blinking. Byler is the recently elected (May 3) Republican 2nd District Chairman. The phone message asked two questions:

1. Are you attending the Republican convention in Richmond?

2. What is your preference in the U.S. Senate nomination fight: Jim Gilmore or Bob Marshall?

Since the Gilmore people have tried to portray the contest as a lock, why is the race being canvassed? Do they realize it's actually closer than many think?

Interesting in that the same message never mentioned the contest for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV).


Anonymous said...

How would they know it's a lock unless they canvass?

Avenging Archangel said...

The Gilmore Campaign was claiming earlier in the week that it was their's to lose. That Byler is canvassing smacks of a gap between what they're saying publicly and privately.