Normally, the time period between the primary and Labor Day is fairly quiet and what campaigning is done is uneventful. But in the 33rd House of Delegates a “funny thing happened on the way” to the general election. The Democrats nominated Kathee Myers to oppose Dave LaRock, the newly minted GOP nominee and Constitutional Conservative.
The problem with Ms. Myers wasn’t philosophical; rather she didn’t fit within the Democrat campaign playbook. A 20-year resident of Europe, she is a self-professed “life-long activist” and “since the late 70s involved in progressive politics since my days at William and Mary where I was known as the college radical.”
Within two weeks, Ms. Myers “withdrew”, the Democratic Party replacing her with Mary Daniel, a much more marketable candidate. Ms. Daniel has stuck to the progressive playbook that is long on ear candy and tells you nothing.
This is straight out of the DNC campaign manual: speak in focus group-tested, broad generalities and platitudes to which the listener can attach their own meaning. This tells you nothing of a governing philosophy, let alone specifics. After November you can count on a hard tack to the left by this candidate.
Alternatively, Dave LaRock has been a leader from the beginning and does not hide behind the vagaries of “double-speak,” but proudly proclaims from the mountain top and to each individual he meets on the campaign trail his conservative governing philosophy and issue-specific positions.
For the first time in many generations Virginians have an unambiguous choice as to whether we will govern ourselves or be ruled. For the 33rd district, it is imperative that Dave LaRock be elected as part of a team that will defend our constitutional rights and the Commonwealth against an unceasing federal encroachment, and restore fiscal sanity.