The maneuver guaranteed 2nd district Senator Frank Wagner would win the district’s convention next month and become the district chair. From the PilotOnLine.com:
Over shouts and boos, a slate of 32 mainstream [Editor’s note: “Mainstream” means liberal] party members supporting Sen. Frank Wagner was chosen to take the place of Virginia Beach’s 552 votes at the party’s district convention next month.
The procedure, called a slate, virtually guarantees Wagner will win the chairmanship and prevents supporters of Tea Party favorite Curtis Colgate from getting a vote at the convention.
Del. Chris Stolle led Monday’s meeting and quickly ushered the vote for the slate, which included his brother, Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle, and Wagner.
Challenger Curtis Colgate said,
“I’m certainly disappointed and regret that a small minority of individuals have decided to use parliamentary procedure to steal an election instead of working to unify and grow the party.”
Grassroots Republicans across the state are infuriated at this power play by the establishment Republicans. Shame on them. It won’t easily be forgotten or forgiven.
More details of last night’s meeting here.