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Ben Tribbett Considering Virginia State Senate Run

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Ben Tribbett, known online as Not Larry Sabato, is considering a run for state senate in the ArlingtonGreatFallsMcLeanHerndonVienna leviathan that is the new 31st district:

Long-time Virginia Democratic leader Ben Tribbett today strongly praised his fellow Democrat, Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47), on the occasion of Hope’s announcement earlier today that Hope has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s Senate District 31.

“In his first term in office, Patrick Hope has established an outstanding record of progressive activism. I was very much looking forward to being one of Patrick’s strongest supporters if he had decided to seek the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 31st Senate District”, Tribbett said. “I look forward to an opportunity in the future to support Hope for higher office”, Tribbett added.

“Now that Patrick Hope has decided not to seek this Senate nomination, a large number of his supporters and other Virginia Democrats have urged me to run,” Tribbett noted. “The voters in this Senate district deserve a strong progressive voice in the Virginia Senate, and they also deserve someone who will address local community concerns in all three counties within this district. If I decide to run, I am confident I will provide them with that voice”, Tribbett concluded.

For people ready to dismiss Ben as a just a blogger: Go for it. Assume he won’t tirelessly knock on doors. Assume his years volunteering for Democrats & working in Virginia politics haven’t helped him build connections across the district. And certainly don’t sign up for updates on his possible campaign. I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.