Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
D.J. McGuire gets most votes for any Republican candidate for Lee Hill District
D.J. McGuire personally congratluated Gary Skinner last night for his re-election victory. McGuire said in a statement that he is thankful to all of the people who helped him during his first run for an elected seat in Spotsylvania County.
"Unfortunately, we didn’t make it across the line this time, but the message of limited government and lower taxes reached the people all the same, and I appreciate all of your help in making that happen. Thanks to you, I received the most votes for any Republican candidate for Supervisor in the history of Lee Hill."
McGuire said he will follow Skinner’s term and will remain active in local government business.
There wasn’t an ounce of mud thrown in this contest, a rarity in political contests today.
This is the second time in a row, however, that Republicans lost in contested races in Spotsylvania County, which was not the case in most parts of the country and certainly in Virginia. What makes Spotsylvania different? I will be tackling that question this week.