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  •  FYI see Virginia State Board of Elections on (0+ / 0-)

    Becoming a Candidate.

    You meet these basics:

        Be qualified to vote for and hold the office sought and

        Be a resident of the Commonwealth Of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election.

    Fill out a bunch of forms and gather signatures. Declare your candidacy. File a primary fee:

    As the name suggests, this fee is required to be filed ONLY by primary election candidates. The amount required to be paid is 2% of the annual salary for the office sought in effect in the year in which the candidate files and as shown in the Appropriations Act adopted by the General Assembly.

    Governor $3,500.00 [2% of $175,000]
    Lieutenant Governor $ 726.42 [2% of $ 36,321]
    Attorney General $3,000.00 [2% of $150,000]

    And then the voters decide—if you are a Democrat.

    Now if you are a Republican, as Cuccinelli taught the presumptive candidate, you may be stuck in a convention or caucus system without a primary. That is the party that wants only the deep red loyalist to choose, an option for a party. That is how someone "Lets" or does not "Let" a primary fight start. It is the next best thing to a smoky back room!

    (Quite a few years ago the Fairfax County Republican Committee engaged in the caucus system and the proto TP faction hijacked the venue, moving it in secret so that just regular Republicans would get lost. Some found out and there was a bit of a circus and near scuffle as they tried to take part.)

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:26:04 PM PST

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