Tuesday, February 26, 2008

10th CD Republicans in Turmoil. Where's Wolf?

It will be very interesting to see how this affects elections in the 10th CD this November.
A former 27th District Republican state Senate candidate has fired off the first volley in his defense in court filings, and he's aiming at some big targets.

Mark Tate, who was indicted in January on nine counts of election fraud in connection with his campaign finance filings, has asked a Loudoun County Circuit Court for permission to subpoena state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel and Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman.
Also, see here for more background on this scandal:
...thanks to court documents we learn that Kenney admits the entire timeline, and that he learned his information from Fauquier Republican Chairman Whitson Robinson. This also seems to solve a lot of mysteries about how this leaked out. Robinson was a supporter of Vogel's and the prosecutor who indicted Tate, Loudoun's Jim Plowman, was also a supporter of Vogel's. What is their tie besides both being Republicans in the district supporting Tate's opponent? Robinson's Fauquier Republican Vice Chairman is James Fisher- is also Plowman's Chief Deputy in the Loudoun's prosecutors office!

The taint here is getting closer to Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel as every person involved in leaking this indictment of her opponent was a supporter of hers. WHEN WILL THE SENATE INVESTIGATE?

By the way, the 27th state Senate district contains precincts in Clarke County, Fauquier County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, and Winchester County. Some of the most Republican parts of the 10th CD, in other words. Also, let's not forget that Frank Wolf was a big supporter of Jill Holtzman Vogel. When can we expect a comment from Frank Wolf on this growing scandal?

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