Anna Lee Likely To Challenge John Whitbeck for 10th CD Chair
It isn’t fully confirmed yet, but it looks like long time Republican Party stalwart and super volunteer Anna Lee is going to challenge failed candidate John Whitbeck for the position vacated by Howie Lind.
Whitbeck and his handlers are doing their best to line up endorsements, and they have secured a few, but some of those people are already having regrets after hearing about Anna Lee’s interest. Remember, Whitbeck performed in much the same way in his failed bid for the 10th HOD nomination – he got out early, lined up endorsements, and ultimately lost with the same people pushing him then as now.
10th District convention goers will need to decide who they want as the leader of the 10th overseeing the various units and sitting on the RPV Executive Committee. A woman who has worked hard for years in the trenches at all levels, or a Johnny Come Lately who has told people he has caught the political bug and really wants to be elected to something, and is eying this important party position as a stepping stone to his next run for office.
I’ll have more on Howie’s last minute decision not to run for re-election and some related issues soon. There’s a lot more to this than meets the eye.