Political Tidbits…What Happen Last Night?

Party faithful last night honored Lincoln & Reagan…and cheered on GOP gubernatorial candidate Maloney…Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was brought in…for the Gala…to push Maloney’s election….beat up on EPA spoke before dinner and departed.

FIERY speaker of the evening was Congressman David McKinley…long term political observers were impressed…and believe he is positioning himself well…as all members of Congress faced an uncertain future.

Everyone’s favorite Republican…Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito…urged Maloney’s election…called on the dinner goers…to work on turnout to make this happen.

County level Republican leaders came from across the state…one Legislator was heard saying he never received an invitation…but wanted to hear Barbour…but MARK THE DINNER as a SUCCESS.

Allen Loughry…who planned to seek a Supreme Court seat…as an independent and switched to Republicanintroduced himself with a piece of campaign literature at every table…with George Manahan as Treasurer…Manahan headed Democrat John Perdue’s recent race for Governor.

It appeared Maloney in his remarks…was encouraging Putnam Prosecuting Attorney Mark Sorsaia…to run for Attorney General in 2012…wonder where that leaves the plans of State Party Chairman Stuart…seated next to him…who is rumored ready to run.

GREAT NEWS…greeting Republicans before the dinner…CONRAD LUCAS will lead WV Young Republicans…he learned the value of party organization…in his 2010 run for Congress…YR’s is where WV’s youngest Governor…Cecil Underwood…started.

State Committee members…were asking around if the incorrect memorandum of 8/23 & 9/1…sent by the Party headquarters…to the Secretary of State…had been corrected…the Committee had passed a resolution in July…how the state’s delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention…would be selected…the two memorandum to the Secretary of State…did not reflect the resolution…Chairman Stuart told one committee member…this would be fixed Monday (9/19)…the RNC deadline for certifying materials to govern the selection of national convention delegates is due in Washington October l.

Chairman Stuart deserves kudos…for instituting a Chairman’s Award…to recognize the work of past Party Chairs…Thomas E. Potter who served in the 1980’s was honored…Stuart also passed out honors to House Minority Leader Tim Armstead and Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall.

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