Thursday, November 01, 2007

Conservatives boot their Guelph nominee

Interesting... apparently, the Conservatives have decided to override the local riding association here in Guelph and dump candidate Brent Barr, who won the party's nomination back in March. Elsewhere in the blogosphere, it has been suggested that this has been done to allow a star candidate to be appointed in the riding.

This should make for a very interesting race indeed. Within the past month, we have already received glossy campaign literature from the Liberal nominee, Frank Valeriote, even without an election call! And while the Liberal blogs discussing this story are quietly pretending otherwise, the NDP is also fielding a star candidate in author and CBC personality Tom King. Throw the Green candidate into the mix - and provincially the Greens took almost 20% of the vote - and I think we've got a heated race set once the writ drops, and I'll be surprised not to see all of the party leaders stopping by to campaign.

It can be fun to live in a bellwether riding!

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At 4:05 pm, Blogger janfromthebruce said...

Matt, the Green's never took 20% of the vote in the past provincial election; they received 9%.
It was related to one school system, as I have heard very prominent political scientists suggest.
Your spin is working overtime.

 
At 4:07 pm, Blogger Matt said...

No Jan, you're misreading my statement. The Greens received 19.5% in the riding of Guelph, where Ben Polley was extremely popular, beating out the NDP candidate.

I have no reason to spin for the Green party - normally I'm a Liberal/NDP voter.

 
At 4:57 pm, Blogger Mark Greenan said...

Jan, if there's one thing Pample the Moose is, it's a no-spin zone!

 

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