Saturday, May 3, 2008

Insurgents Win At 2nd District Convention

The Republican 2nd Congressional District Convention was held today at Landstown Middle School, with the Gary Byler-led "Team GOP" romping.

The 3 1/2 hour meeting started with Byler's triumph over three year incumbent Bruce Meyer for 2nd District Chairman with 66% of the vote. Meyer had been endorsed for reelection by the vast majority of Republican elected officials in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Team GOP took Presidential Elector (David Nygaard) and got both it's candidates (Chuck Smith and Roger Miles) elected to the Republican State Central Committee.

Delegates to the Republican National Convention (3 Delegates and 3 Alternates) were a mixed bag. The adopted rules of the convention provided that Delegates be elected by elimination, until 6 had a majority. In the name of brevity, a motion to suspend the rules and elect the top 6 on a single ballot was introduced and passed. While saving the convention subsequent ballots, it watered down Team GOP's advantage. In the end, Team GOP got 2 Delegates and 2 Alternates.

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