Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 early nomination news

The Tories could have an interesting nomination battle in Sault Ste. Marie, with Bryan Hayes, a long-time city councillor saying he has his eyes on the nomination. This would bring him into potential conflict with city mayor John Rowswell, who has battled publically with NDP MP Tony Martin and has made his interest in the nomination well known. Rowswell isn't running for mayor again, which would free him up to pursue the federal nomination. This article: also gives a few more names for a potential Tory nomination battle, Dr. David Walde, the Director of the Oncology Program at Sault Area Hospital, and Ted Nolan, former NHL player and coach, who was rumoured to be considering a provincial run for the PC's back in 2003.
2008 Liberal candidate Dan Olson says that despite a health scare, he intends to run for the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission nomination again, and doesn't know of any challengers he could face.
Sticking in the same riding, Mike Bocking, who has ran 3 times federally, and once provincially for the NDP in the area and come up short each time, sometimes by narrow margins, confirms that he will not run again and that the area NDP is looking for someone, with no names confirmed, which conflicts with earlier news that David Murray, a parks and services employee with the City of Port Coquitlam was seeking the nomination.


The Pundits' Guide said...

Apparently David Murray is moving across to Abbotsford. It makes me think there may be a new name coming in Port Moody-Maple Ridge-Mission that hasn't been released yet.

The Liberal Scarf said...

Interesting, considering Abbotsford is arguably the safest Tory seat in the province, and the NDP slipped to third place behind the Liberals, who actually marginally improved over the 2006 results. Considering the NDP has had solid results in PM-MP-M before, to switch to Abbotsford seems a suicide run.