Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Augusta County Democrats gather to hear from Congressional candidate

Local Democrats gathered Monday evening at the Government Center in Verona to hear from someone who hopes to become the Democratic Congressional candidate to run against Republican Bob Goodlatte. Got to say I disagree with Dr. Andrew Schmookler, 65, as he described Republicans as "deceitful and evil and compared his 6th District campaign to the rebel Jedi mission to destroy the Death Star," according to the Waynesboro News Virginian's Tony Gonzalez.

I happen to like the Star Wars adventures and interpret them in a different way than Dr. Schmookler.  A Google search found a website with many photos and information about his campaign and those behind him but could not find an official campaign website. There is also an in-depth article in the Roanoke Times.

Congressman Goodlatte has not formally announced that he plans to run for re-election but it is widely expected that he will do so.

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