Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Candidate in 2008 Virginia Senate Race

William Redpath of Leesburg has announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate in Virginia this year. If he wins the party's nod, he will face likely Democratic candidate Mark Warner and likely Republican candidate Jim Gilmore in the November general election.

This is a partial rematch for Redpath, who ran against Warner and Republican nominee Mark Earley in the 2001 gubernatorial election. Redpath received 14,497 votes (or 0.77%) of the statewide total. His running mate, Gary Reams, who was seeking the Lieutenant Governor's job, received 28,783 votes, or 1.57%.

Currently national chairman of the Libertarian Party, Bill Redpath also was a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1993, facing longtime incumbent Vince Callahan. (That year there were seven LP candidates for the House of Delegates, including five in contiguous Northern Virginia districts.)

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