With strong ties to the area business community, and party activists, source close to Stephen Hollingshead, former candidate for 10th Congressional nomination, say he is seriously examining a run for the 33rd senate seat. [read_more]
The Bull Elephant earlier reported that Ron Meyer, who previously ran for the nomination for the 33rd senate seat, has announced he has launched a campaign to challenge Sen. Wexton.
It had been rumored that Loudoun Chairman of the Board Scott York was considering a run against Wexton. The Bull Elephant has learned that York has informed the state Senate Caucus that he will not run for the 33rd Senate seat but will run again for Chairman in Loudoun.
It will be interesting to see how this race develops, and hopefully the party is successful in replacing Sen. Wexton in November. In 2011, Patricia Phillips, who was largely ignored, performed just as well as targeted Northern Virginia Senate challengers. In the special election, Sen. Wexton was unable to hit 51%. With a strong candidate and a good year, this is a winnable seat.