6:56: Apparently fire marshal has been called.
6:58: Massie and O’Bannon are here. They are going to start off meeting with them giving legislative update.
7:02: Reverend Joe Ellison opens prayer asking for unity, and that we might need “to agree to disagree.”
7:03: Mike Lowry is here. I believe he is head of Young Guns.
7:05: Temporary chair, O’Bannon is recognized to nominate Don Boswell. The ‘no’ vote is louder. Going to counting hands.
7:10: 164 for Boswell, 170 against Boswell.
7:11: Russ Moulton temp chair motion on the floor. Boswell defeated.
7:12: Cantor’s people’s eyes are shooting daggers.
7:13: 178 ayes for Russ Moulton. Counting ‘no’ votes…
7:15: Moulton yes 178; Moulton no 173. Motion carries for Moulton as temp chair. [Editor’s Note: Moulton is very much anti-slating]
7:19: Credentials members proposed.
7:22: Gruber speaking now.
7:30: Gruber keeps speech short. Focuses on unity and building party. Gruber mentions the bleeding of 9.4% to libertarians in Henrico. Promises to help fix that and build bridges. Linwood Cobb [7th district chairman] speaking now.
7:32: Linwood Cobb talks about his background. He says the party “lacks young people.”
7:35: David Brat speaking now. Giving personal background. #HenricoMassMeeting.
7:39: “I’m running on free markets, not on the chamber of commerce agenda.” BRAT.
7:45: Credentialed delegates: 44 total for 3rd Congressional District; 328 for the 7th.
7:47: 3 amendments to the rules being proposed by Bill Janis.
7:47: Amendment 1: show of hands. Resolutions amendment: strike paragraph. 3rd: fix numbering of paragraphs.
7:51: Rules adopted as amended.
7:54: Nominations committee report by Nancy Smith. Don Boswell elected chairman (only candidate).
7:56: 7th district: 416 prefiled delegates passed. Motion carries.
7:57: 3rd district: 26 prefiled delegates passes. SLATING STOPPED!!!!
8:03: Slating has been stopped!! We routed them! We had more bodies here than the other side!