Breaking News: Stimpson Campaign Manager Out

Written by on April 27, 2015

Susan Stimpson’s long-shot bid to oust House Speaker Bill Howell, a 28 year veteran of the Virginia General Assembly took a nose dive Friday when her campaign manager Rollin Reisinger resigned unexpectedly.

Reisinger, a young gun who is aligned with highly regarded political consultant Tim Edson says he and his candidate for House District 28 “did not see eye to eye on campaign strategy.”

Edson has remained Stimpson’s chief political consultant. Edson personally recruited Reisinger for the Stimpson campaign last December.

With a June 9 primary looming, the Stimpson camp reportedly engaged Jordan Labiosa, a holdover from her failed campaign for Lt. Governor in 2013 to pick up the slack.

Labiosa came under fire two years ago for offensive social media posts — which have since been scrubbed –and for slating convention delegates for Stimpson in Campbell County.

New Morning Line Odds – Howell minus 19

With six weeks to go, Howell is now a prohibitive favorite, and we have moved his morning line odds from minus 14 to minus 19: Howell 59.5 percent to Stimpson 40.5 percent.

This race is quickly approaching blow-out status. Stimpson needs a momentum changer to get back in contention.

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Next Stops: Harrisonburg and Franklin

The John Fredericks Show goes back on the road this week with stops in Harrisonburg and Franklin, Virginia. Wednesday we’ll be broadcasting live at Senator Mark Obenshain’s campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg in preparation for the annual “Oysters with Obenshain” event with special guest U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Friday we’ll be live in Franklin with Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin) and friends. Both stops should be a lot of fun as we bring the action right to you.

 

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