More By-election candidate news.
October 18th, 2012
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Already tweeted, but for those of you not on Twitter, a few notes from the campaign trail.
* Durham, ON – Former MPP and Brock Township mayor Larry O’Connor announced earlier today on Twitter that he would be running for the NDP nomination in that riding. I don’t have it confirmed, but am hearing that October 30 is the likely date. If O’Connor is uncontested, he would join Conservative Erin O’Toole, Liberal Grant Humes, and a Green to be named later.
* Calgary Centre, AB – One of the candidates for the NDP nomination, social media consultant Scott Payne, announced late last night on Facebook that given an imminent announcement by another “stronger and compelling” candidate, he was withdrawing from the race. New Democrats will meet there on October 27 to pick from amongst the two remaining and one emerging nomination contestants. The winner will join Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt, Green candidate Chris Turner, and Liberal standard-bearer Harvey Locke.
* Victoria, BC – Local sources report the registration of a domain-name for Dale Gann that redirects to the Conservative Party’s candidate website platform. It thus appears that the Vancouver Island Technology Park president Is probably the only vetted candidate, and will be acclaimed at their meeting, reported to be scheduled for this Saturday. Gann’s nomination would round out the slate of candidates for the by-election in that riding, including Green Donald Galloway, Liberal Paul Summerville, and New Democrat Murray Rankin.