41-40: GOP Decides to Do Primary Instead of Convention

41-40: GOP Decides to Do Primary Instead of Convention

No More Convention Created Tea Types?  Richmond Times Dispatch: “By the slimmest of margins, leaders of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday voted to select their 2017 statewide candidates in a primary rather than at a convention…”  This was clearly a way of avoiding another E.W. Jackson situation.

The 41-40 vote by the GOP’s State Central Committee effectively upended a compromise agreement reached last year by factions within the state party that called for a primary in the 2016 race for president to be followed by a nomination convention for statewide offices in 2017,” the Dispatch reported today.

Is the GOP changing on the eve of what could be a huge Democratic landslide that flips control of the U.S. Senate? Sure looks that way?