Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Bill Cleaveland favored for win.
Steve Mabry, Bill Cleaveland’s campaign manager says he is encouraged by the Republican Blog that shows Cleaveland ahead in the polls. Bill Cleaveland is one of five vying for the Republican nomination for the 17th District. Though he is not holding up the poll as an accurate measurement “it does give some finger on the pulse of the community.” Mabry admitted “it’s a roll of the dice – it depends on the weather – whether my tire is flat – the length of graduations taking place.”
Mabry who was Senator Ralph Smith and Vic Thomas’s campaign manager believes they have motivated their supporters to turn out. He feels confident that Cleaveland will emerge on top.
Cleaveland had a large crowd at his announcement, did well at the forum, and leads in blog polls.
Mabry is hoping for quick results tomorrow night for the 17th District.
Whatever the outcome they will all unite behind the winner and present a united front as they set out to fend off the Democratic nominee, Roanoke City Council member, Gwen Mason in November.
All five candidates will gather at the Hotel Roanoke in the Shenandoah Ball Room when the polls close at 7:00 PM to watch the returns together.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election2009, house_of_delegates, republican