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Congratulations to Wayne Powell, Best of Luck Against Eric Can’tor!


Per The Richmonder and 7th CD Democratic candidate David Hunsicker’s Facebook page, it appears that Hunsicker is withdrawing and that Wayne Powell will be the Democratic nominee against Eric Can’tor this year.

Memo to all Facebook friends:

I have seen the Delegate numbers from the counties, and it would seem that only a series of both unusual and lucky events could now allow my candidacy to move forward.

So that the various chairs and committees don’t have to hold caucuses and a convention with little value, I wish to suspend my campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

I am a Democrat first and a candidate second.

Mr. Powell, I wish you well in your efforts to prevail against Eric Cantor.

Yes, this is a strongly “red”-leaning district, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strongly challenge a horrible Congresscritter like Can’tor. It also doesn’t mean that we can’t call Can’tor out for his anti-jobs, anti-women, anti-middle-class, anti-worker, anti-environment, 100% pro-corporate and pro-1% agenda. I look forward to Wayne Powell doing just that in coming months!

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    For everyone out there…go to Wayne Powell’s website, powellforva.com, and donate $10 or $20 through Act Blue, more if you can afford it. Cantor will have SuperPAC money, his own slush fund, i.e., millions, and only we can help challengers like Powell with donations from the 99%. The same thing goes for those Democrats who are challenging Scott Rigell (Paul Hirschbiel), Robert Hurt (Gen. John Douglass), Bob Goodlatte (Andy Schmookler), Morgan Griffith (Anthony Flaccavento), et al.

  • Progressive86

    but now Elaine is right, let’s throw our support behind Powell!

    Let me say that Hunsicker is a stand up guy and a fighter. I hope he’ll be back for another round next cycle.  

  • mechenvy

    Classy move by Dave Hunsicker. I supported Wayne, but of course I would have helped Dave if he had been the nominee. For us to win, this race needs to be nationalized and Wayne needs to shine on that big stage. Cantor is already running TV ads featuring well-known local business owners on the subject of his support for tax breaks for small businesses. You think folks were ecstatic when Shannon Taylor won in Henrico? Imagine the scene when Wayne beats Congressman Cantor (I can’t go with “Leader” Cantor even in polite discourse — that sounds too sci-fi creepy and oxymoronic at the same time).