99th District: Three Republicans file for their primary


    Three Republicans have filed to run in the 23 August GOP primary to fill the seat being vacated by Democrat Al Pollard.

    According to reports in the “Northern Neck News” and the “Northumberland Echo” (actually, the same story reprinted in the two weeklies) three Republicans have filed to run in their 23 August primary.  The winner will face a Democrat for Al Pollard’s House of Delegates seat — assuming a Democrat runs.

    Filing for the GOP primary are:

    — Margaret Ransome of Westmoreland County

    — Dean Sumner of Northumberland County.

    — John Lampmann of Caroline County

    Noted Teahadists Catherine Crabill of Outer Space, Richard Lorey of King George County, and Lewis Walker of Lancaster County did not meet the GOP filing deadline for the primary.

    Rumors are that someone named Nick Smith of Montross is the Democratic candidate but there have been no sightings of Smith since a 12 April announcement that he’s running.


    Dean Sumner’s website has a “Second Amendment” section that indicates Sumner needs a fact checker — two of the three quotes featured there are bogus.


    Here’s Ransone’s site:


    She, too, is a “staunch supporter of Second Amendment right” to arm bears.

    Then there’s Lampmann — I can’t find a website for Lampmann.

    VPAP shows:


    — Ransone:  $41,382 cash on hand

    — Lampmann:  No financial filings, new candidate

    — Sumner:  $160 cash on hand.  Sumner has spent a lot of money on big 4′ X 8′ signs that line the roads in Northumberland and Lancaster counties, although there’s no record of those expenditures on VPAP.

    VPAP has no record of Nick or Nicholas Smith, Democrat.


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