I’ve been reading a book by Ruth Benedict. Wish we could raise her up from the dead
to write the story of class, race, politics and power in the little town of Charlottesville.
Unusual alliances in blue Charlottesville.
Election morning, Council candidate Farruggio with his children at Recreation precinct.
President Bill Clinton came to town Halloween Eve to support the Macker, Terry McAuliffe, next Governor of Virginia.
There are those who bemoan the difficulty of the choice, having to choose between snake oil and holy water. It really isn’t a difficult choice.
Lots of good writing on the race and on the candidates. My favorite article in the past few days is by Noreen Malone titled
Terry McAuliffe’s Shamelessness Makes Him Loveable
His extremist opponent doesn’t hurt, either
One could always cast a write-in for the fabulous Bomb Dog!
Photo finish in the City Hall Basement Conference room. Media on hand to cover the opening of provisional ballots.
Councilmanic Democratic primary contenders Bellamy and Fenwick await results.
Election officials open envelopes, tally votes in local and state primary contests.
Wes Bellamy converses with media following the count. Lisa Provence has the story.
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