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What’s going on in the 10th CD race ?


Can anyone give us a little insight into what’s going on with the 10th CD Democratic Committee’s 4 announced candidates now that the committee has made their decision for a Nominating Convention ?

The last I heard or read anything of significance was an article on WaPo indicating one of the opponents of the apparent front-runner (Foust) had been demanding a debate for some time. But the part that puzzles me the most is that I’ve seen nothing anywhere that seems to indicate any serious competition for Foust. No one in my county I’ve spoke with has received any e-mail or other communications from anyone except Foust, and from what I’ve heard he’s the only candidate who has said he will attend and speak at our late Feb. monthly meeting.

Anyone know if one or more of the other candidates have decided they can’t collect the 1,000 petition signatures by the March deadline for filing for the 26 April Convention ?

Lowell, can you start a series like you’ve done for the 8th CD race and rate the 3 or 4 candidates for the 10th CD nomination ? I can’t figure out why of 4 announced candidates only one appears to be actively campaigning. These all seem to be at least o.k. candidates, although the one who has been demanding a debate doesn’t seem to be a viable candidate in terms of background or prior campaign experience. One does seem to have some related experience but only two have a campaign web site I’ve been able to find.

My only less than educated guess is that we’re close the point that all but one Foust opponent might decide to drop out before the petition signature deadline. Or, I wonder if the $5,000 convention candidate filing fee rather then the 1,000 petition signature requirement is the reason I’ve seen or heard nothing from the other 3 candidates ?

Sorry this exceeded the normal limit above the fold. Can anyone (NLS, maybe) explain what’s going on and how we should rate the candidates. I personally know very little about any except what I’ve read on Foust’s BV ad and from his occasional e-mail messages.

  • Tom

    This is my first attempt at starting a diary so I probably didn’t use the correct terminology, plus my attempt to add a “2014 races” tag may not have been done correctly.

    I do have a question relating to the 8th CD Dem. nomination process. What happens with 8 or more candidates if no one wins a majority in the primary ? Are there multiple run-off primaries until there is a winner, or is only a plurality required to win the nomination ? It seems in the case of the 8th CD with so many declared candidates that a convention or Firehouse Primary (unassembled caucus) would have made more sense.

    My preference for the 10th CD was a primary, but the 10th CD committee’s reasoning for their decision convinced me that they made a sensible choice, I just don’t like the fact that my county only gets 22 delegates and the two much larger adjacent counties get 131 and 99, respectively so my county’s delegates’ votes don’t count for much unless it’s a much closer race than the WaPo is claiming with their “Front Runner” statement, which apparently is based mostly on the large cash on hand advantage, but without any info. from WaPo on any comparative positions on any issues.

    All the more reason I need some real logic and analysis from BV contributors that would give me a clue who I should choose as my preference and not file as an “uncommitted” delegate. This 10th CD will surely attract a lot cash contributions, including from DPVA after the Dem. nominee has been chosen. Some/most of the media pundits are projecting in excess of $1M to be spent by each general election candidate so cash on hand after the nomination is certainly a big factor to consider.