Back in early March, five-term Virginia Del. Nick Rush (R-HD07) announced that he would not be seeking reelection this November, triggering a three-way battle among Republican candidates to succeed him. The candidates are Montgomery County Supervisor Sherri Blevins, business owner/entrepreneur Lowell Bowman and “unashamed Christian, small business owner, proven job creator, rock-solid conservative, and Trump Republican” Marie March. Today, HD07 Republicans held a “firehouse primary” to select their nominee, and the winner was Marie March…by a big margin, at that, with over 2,500 votes cast.
For more on March, check out her website; see the screenshots; below; and also see:
- Floyd’s Marie March to run for House of Delegates (“March posted a video announcement on Facebook of herself holding a book by Dr. Seuss and announcing her candidacy to the book’s rhythmic beat, a reference to social discourse revolving around the author’s debated racism and that of his publications.”)
- Christiansburg business owner receiving backlash for traveling to DC, even from delegate (“She said they never went to the Capitol, but Delegate Chris Hurst posted this tweet Saturday night saying ‘Who wants to start a BBQ joint in the NRV where the owners don’t participate in an attempted coup.'”)
- Embattled Christiansburg restaurant owner takes issue with Blacksburg lawmaker (“Hurst, after his Saturday tweet, later apologized for words he used on social media. However, in an email The Roanoke Times this week, Hurst pointed to a past Facebook post of March’s that starts: ‘The coming Civil War is complex.'”)
Unfortunately, as you can see, HD07 is an overwhelmingly “red” district, going for Corey Stewart over Tim Kaine by 20 points in 2018 and for Donald Trump over Joe Biden by around 29 (!) points in 2020. So, clearly this district is a VERY heavy lift for Democrats right now (the two Democrats running to attempt that heavy lift are Derek Kitts and Tara Orlando), and it’s likely that Marie March will be the next HD07 delegate in Richmond. Yet another sign of how The Trumpiest Republicans Are At The State And Local Levels — Not In D.C.; As Trump departs, his extremes live on in state GOPs; Once the party of small government and big business, the GOP has turned upside down; etc. Disturbing.