Mike Chapman Blows Up Loudoun Politics
Mike Chapman, now the Republican nominee for Sheriff of Loudoun County, was very much an unknown quantity when he entered the Sheriff race. Mike who? was usually the first comment people got when asking about him. But all you had to do was meet the guy and look at his All American Hero resume and family to see that this guy had what it takes to make a mark in Loudoun County.
Chapman soon found himself in a four way race for the nomination. He ignored the self designated political elite and forged ahead to run his own campaign with a bare bones non-paid staff, who had nothing more than a strong belief in Mike Chapman to motivate them. Chapman ran from the head of the pack from day one while some of the political class tried to sink him at every opportunity.
Chapman’s mailers were always a thing of beauty and paved the way for his crushing victory. Two candidates quickly teamed up to try to sink him because of perceived slights on the first mailer. Both candidates soon dropped out as their “strategy” proved to be self defeating. The remaining candidate threw tens of thousands of dollars at Chapman, largely on paid campaign staff and consultants, only to be vaporized at the convention.
The big lessons here, folks – it’s the quality of the candidate that always matters most, and you don’t need fancy political consultants to win. Don’t let them fool you, and when they threaten you becuase you didn’t listen to them – just keep on plugging away. Their bark is much worse than their bite. Some of those same people are already saying now that Chapman won’t be able to repeat his success against Steve Simpson. Once again – ignore the trolls, they have been proven to know not what they speak of.
There’s a new Sheriff in town, people. Mike Chapman will be the next Sheriff of Loudoun County, Virginia. You can take that to the bank.