Friday, March 6, 2009

Challenge to an incumbent

Delegate Onzlee Ware of the 11th House of Delegates district (parts of Roanoke and Roanoke Co.) will face a challenger for the Democratic nomination. Martin "MJ" Jeffrey, an activist who has previously run for office, announced he will open up an intra-party battle to be settled at a primary on June 9. 
Jeffrey accused Ware of not representing his constituents and speculated that he'd been influenced by special interests like payday lenders and tobacco companies. The formal campaign kickoff will be on Saturday at the Roanoke City Market Building.
Delegate Ware said he will defend his seat with an aggressive campaign for the nomination. From my perch, I predict he will be successful.

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